While most people have their remote work routines running like clockwork, with some highly organised individuals even setting up daily distractions for the kids, creating a healthy workspace tends to remain at the bottom of the priority list.
Although working from home is now a reality for millions of people, balancing productivity and wellbeing while working from a home office is still a new concept. The importance of having the right equipment, a healthy posture or even the need for dedicated office space is often overlooked, and failing to pay attention to these elements can make it extremely hard to maintain a work-life balance.
International Wellness Week is the perfect opportunity to take the time to create and maintain a healthy workspace, so you can work and feel better by keeping your mind, body, and workspace healthy.
Creating a balance between comfort and productivity
There are tons of ways to make working from home a healthy experience. For instance, you can improve your posture and, therefore, your sense of wellbeing by bringing your mouse and keyboard closer to your body. That way, you won’t have to stretch over your desk for hours at a time and end the day feeling stiff and uncomfortable.
You can also start using ergonomic products designed to increase comfort and lead to a greater sense of wellness while working. Ergonomic mice and keyboards position your hands, wrists and forearms in a more natural posture, which can help relax your entire upper body.
Logitech, the manufacturer of innovative computer peripherals, has a range of ergonomic mice and keyboards designed to make you feel and work better. For example, the Logitech MX Vertical Mouse promotes productivity while reducing muscle strain, hand fatigue, and wrist pressure with its natural handshake position.
The Logitech MX Ergo Trackball Mouse, on the other hand, helps you find your degree of comfort with its uniquely crafted shape that fits snuggly your hand. It also allows you to adjust your wrist posture with its unique 0 or 20° tilt angle to conquer those lengthy decks and spreadsheets with ease.
If you’re looking for the comfort and convenience of typing on anything, anywhere, then you’ll find the Logitech K380 Bluetooth keyboard to be the perfect work-at-home companion. The K380 has an extra small footprint for increased portability and lets you place your mouse closer to your body to reduce the need to stretch.
We perform better when we feel better
There are wide ranges of dedicated ergonomic work equipment out there designed to help us work smarter and feel better – some of which may seem a little foreign (like standing desks or using an exercise ball instead of a chair) – but all of which are sure to help us all navigate the work from home world that seems to be here to stay.
That’s what this week-long celebration of wellness is all about – getting a better understanding of how the way we work affects the way we feel and finding ways to improve that.
Click here to find out more about Logitech’s range of ergonomic work products.