Our bodies are complex systems that have evolved over thousands of years. This process has formed our eyes, bones, muscles and senses. To ensure we don’t damage or overload any part of our body, a workplace should be designed to support our needs. Working places strain on our bodies, which is not necessarily a bad thing. When we work in active positions, lifting or moving for example, our bodies release proteins and hormones that benefit wellbeing. In static positions however, it’s important the body has support to ensure muscles and tendons aren’t overloaded. Repetitive tasks or awkward positions can quickly result in musculoskeletal injuries. 

Strategies and tips!

  • Listen to your body – if you feel pain or tension stop what you’re doing or change position
  • Desks, chairs and monitors should be fully adjustable for every worker’s optimal working position
  • Our musculoskeletal system is designed for movement – sit, stand and move!

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