Protect your posture

Written by: Jon Duffy

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Time to read 1 min

Whether you are working from home or still based in the office, it’s important to look after your posture. Sitting at a desk for multiple hours every day can place great strain on your muscles and ligaments, so protecting your posture is a wise decision.


Here are some things you can try to look after yourself and improve your posture while working.


Sit correctly

At the risk of sounding like an old school teacher, you should try to sit properly in your chair. Keep your back straight and your shoulders back with your feet flat on the floor. Try to avoid sitting in the same position for more than 30 minutes.
 
Height adjustable chairs can also make a huge difference, as can arm rests and chairs with ergonomic designs such as lumbar support. Explore our range to find the ideal model for your office space.


Try a standing desk

Another option is to use a specialized standing desk. They have been growing in popularity in recent years and for good reason. Not only do they help to improve your posture, standing desks can also help you burn more calories, give you a much-needed energy burst mid-way through your day and even help with health issues like back pain and blood circulation.
 
You can find our standing desks here or check out our full collection of desks.  


Find the ideal accessory for your setup

Of course, there are also smaller changes you can make to your work setup to protect your health. A monitor stand can help to raise your screen so that it’s at eye level, reducing eye strain as well as helping with neck and back pain.
 
There are also footrests to help you find the ideal angle to work comfortably. These can aid with circulation and stress reduction, so you can stay focused on the task at hand. If you do decide to go for a standing desk, there are even anti-fatigue mats to provide that extra level of support.
 
Check out our range of accessories and create your ideal working setup today!

About the author

Jon Duffy is a Digital Merchandiser at Maplin.

An avid gamer from a young age, Jon has dabbled in gaming journalism and dedicates much of his spare time to this hobby. He also has an interest in music, playing bass guitar in a rock covers band.

Having previously worked as a copywriter with another electronics retailer, he was eager to join Maplin with their new online venture. In addition to writing blogs, Jon also works on many of the website's landing pages and adding new tech to the range.