April 12, 2016 - Mike Dilke

Do you work from home?  - a lot of people do. I do and it works out well for me generally as it does for a lot of people.

However this week is the Chiropractic Awareness Week and they have some suggestions for keeping it a productive and useful thing to do without ending up with back, neck and shoulder pains.

The British Chiropractic Association (BCA) revealed that many Brits are opting for home-comforts over health, with just under a fifth (19%) of those working remotely on a laptop /desktop computer admitting to working from the sofa and more than one in ten (11%) saying they work from their bed.

As part of Chiropractic Awareness Week (11 – 16 April) the BCA is urging UK workers to pay more attention to the environments they work in – especially when taking advantage of flexible working. The number of people working from home, either full or part time, rose to over 4.2 million in 2015, with home workers now making up 13.7% of the population .

That is a lot of potential for a lot of pain from working on laptops in bed or on the sofa. My advice is set up a good work station - if space is an issue you can find small sized adjustable height desks like the one picture below. The full advice from the BCA is here.

To see some appropriate adjustable height desks including the one in the picture see this link.