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Workplace Ergonomics — How to Maintain Optimal Health and Energy

Written By Dr. Jay Brodwyn & Associates on February 17, 2020

Workplace Ergonomics from Brodwyn & AssociatesWhile you may want to make the most out of your day at the office, you should always prioritize your health and overall wellness.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, back injuries and other musculoskeletal disorders account for nearly 20% of all workplace injuries and illnesses. 

Keep in mind that the healthier you are, the more productive you can be. Workplace ergonomics  and extremity adjusting in Columbus, GA play a huge role in not only maintaining optimal health and energy but also avoiding common workplace injuries. 

Workplace Ergonomics Tips to Boost Your Productivity 

Workplace ergonomics focuses on creating a comfortable working environment that can help boost productivity and efficiency. One of the easiest ways to maintain optimal health and energy all through the day is to keep an upright posture. 

An upright posture aligns and balances your whole body when standing or sitting. This minimizes the stress applied to your spine, joints, muscles, tendons, and nerves, allowing for maximum force production and control. 

To stand properly:  

  • Keep your feet shoulder-width 
  • Let your arms hang naturally 
  • Stand tall with shoulders pushed back 
  • Bear all your weight on the balls of the feet 
  • Keep the knees slightly bent

To sit properly:

  • Keep your feet on the floor 
  • Keep your knees at the level of your hips or slightly below
  • Ensure your backrest supports your mid and lower back
  • Relax your shoulders 
  • Keep your forearms parallel to the ground

An awkward posture puts a lot of stress on your musculoskeletal system, and this leads to problems with the spine and extremity joints. 

Additionally, don’t sit or stand in one position for too long. Move around or do some simple stretching exercises to get rid of static load. 

Be More Productive With Extremity Adjusting in Columbus, GA

Chiropractic care isn’t limited to the spine. Our certified chiropractors in Columbus also perform adjustments on the extremity joints including the knees, hips, ankles, elbows, shoulders, and wrists. It’s also possible to adjust the joints in your feet, hands, toes, and fingers.

Call us today at (706) 563-3370 or schedule an appointment to get professional extremity adjusting in Columbus, GA.

Posted In: Chiropractic Spine Back Pain Neck Pain Shoulder Pain Work Injury Ergonomics Posture