Top Tips to Working From Home
Whether you always work from the comfort of your own home or are new to the party, we can all do with a few reminders:
Keep up your normal exercise routine:
One of the key causes for musculoskeletal injury is underloading or overloading our soft tissues (muscles, ligaments and tendons). This is caused by a dramatic change in what we do with our bodies, whether we stop exercising, start something new or dramatically increase what we were already doing, such as running.
With the closure of many gyms, there will be an increase in people out and about running and walking. We would recommend not increasing your total distance covered in a week by more than 10% as this has been shown to lead to injuries.
Where possible, try and continue your normal routine - wake up in the morning, exercise and then start work. The UP at Home platform has a great variety of workouts you can complete in the comfort of your living room with little to no equipment and you can choose the length of your session to fit around work commitments.
Optimise your work space setup:
Where possible, consider bringing home your computer monitor from work. These screens are generally a lot higher than a laptop screen and therefore don’t cause you to strain your neck looking down all day. If this isn’t possible, consider propping your laptop up on some books, etc. but make sure you can still comfortably rest your elbows on the table/desk.
Avoid working from the couch or bed. A dining chair or other firm chair is best. If you are used to having a chair with