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5 Simple Tips for Heading Back into the Office

The way COVID-19 has impacted our community has been far and wide; it has affected us all in many different ways. As Melbourne returns to something that resembles ‘normality’; many of us are heading back into the office. You may be incredibly excited or terribly upset; but here are 5 simple tips and tricks to ensure your spine stays happy and healthy throughout the transition. 

 

Set-up: Does it tick the boxes?

Get someone to take a photo of you at your desk. Does it promote or hinder good posture?

Is your screen at eye level or do you have to constantly look down?

Is your screen central or are you constantly fixating your head to 1 side?

Stay Mobile

Take frequent breaks to get up and get moving!

Set a timer for 30 minutes to get up move (even if its walking to the printer)

Take opportunities during your lunch break to get out and be active.

Stretching

Break your day up with some stretching, this will help to decrease the aches and pains that are associated with static posture.

 

Hydration

Ensure your drinking 2-3 litres of water daily.

Manage your stress levels

This might be one of the most valuable tips during your return to work. Be mindful of how stress is affecting you; make sure to schedule time off or do something nice for yourself on the weekend. Find a hobby you can immerse yourself it, whether its craft or going for a bush walk; it doesn’t have to be time consuming or expensive. Do something you’ve always wanted to do. Find something that excites you.

 

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