Many people are now required to spend longer and longer periods at their desks, often without the help of an Occupational Health advisor to make sure it is set up in the best possible way to suit each person. While nothing beats having someone come and look at you at your workstation and advising you on-site, here are a few self-help tips that may alleviate some of the problems associated with desk work.
It is still important to remember that the human body is not designed to remain in one position or performing one task for more than about 20 minutes, so you must still try and get up to take regular breaks and move around during the day. There are also all sorts of options out there, such as standing desks, kneeling chairs and (in my case) the use of a gym ball instead of a chair, but as a basic set of rules these 5 points are a good place to start!
5 Dyas Close
Monday: 09:00 – 13:00, 17:00-19:00
Tuesday: 09:00 – 13:00, 17:00-19:00
Wednesday: 09:00 – 13:00
Thursday: 14:00 – 19:00
Friday: 09:00 – 17:00
Top tip: Once you arrive on Dyas Close, your satnav may tell you to bear left to find number 5…Ignore it! Continue straight on down to the bottom, and there is a shared driveway that disappears off to the RIGHT. The clinic is the middle one of the three houses on that driveway – there is usually a swing-sign outside, and the spine hanging in the front window is a give-away!