How to sit better at work
ARE YOU SITTING CORRECTLY AT WORK?
• 10 criteria to consider for an optimal and ergonomic workstation adjustment:
By Jolene Sher- Clinical Manager Hendon, Chartered Physiotherapist
• 1. Shoulders relaxed.
• 2. Arms close to the body (trunk) and elbows at approximately 90°.
• 3. Forearms resting on armrest or on the working surface.
• 4. Wrists in neutral position and hands aligned with forearms.
• 5. Back straight with the lower portion of the back pressing against the chair back (or resting
on it for support).
• 6. Thighs parallel to the floor.
• 7. Clearance corresponding to the width of 2 or 3 fingers between the back of the knees and
the seat of the chair.
• 8. Feet resting on the floor or on a footrest (ankles at 90°).
• 9. Eye-screen distance corresponding to one arm’s length or a minimal distance of 60 cm
• 10. Head up and eyes looking forward most of the time at the upper portion of the screen
(the upper 1/3 of the screen).