Part 8 of an 8 part series on Working From Home, Responsibly
Episode 22: Home Office Ergonomic Hacks with Rebecca Greier-Horton
The human body matters, especially at work. As we transition to work from home, some aches and pains may have crept in. Rebecca describes her own WFH challenges (two adults, two teenagers, and a pet!) and shares with us how to “life-hack” a work from home environment that is good for the body and the mind in her guide, Home Office Ergonomic Hacks: Real Tips for Real “Work From Home” Scenarios.
Rebecca supports her clients in both a hands-on and consultative manner. By sharing workplace wellbeing research and knowledge on behalf of Herman Miller Group she tends to the ergonomic and wellness needs of individuals and organizations by focusing on their greatest asset: People.
As a life-long Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability Manager with Fortune 50 Companies, Rebecca has managed Sustainability and Wellbeing across multiple industries. She instinctively provides insightful and cost-effective workplace consultation, support, and solutions.
Rebecca was recently accepted as a member of the International Well Building Institute’s COVID19 Task Force. She is a Master Pilates Instructor trained at Ballet Memphis and teaches Pilates Reformer in Dallas, Texas, where she resides with her husband, two daughters, and her Shiba Inu, Zuki.
Rebecca shares what you could be experiencing if your work from home set up isn’t aligned with your body’s needs
How the “Wonder Woman” pose can work even when you sit
How to stack your body from the feet up for proper alignment even if you are using a less than optimal chair
The laptop is the devil of ergonomics. Learn how to set up in a “Rebecca-approved” style using items around your house
The University of Waterloo recommended ratio of sit to stand working
Setting up the proper distance from your computer and keyboard
What a cashew body is and why you don’t want to be a “nut”
Why natural light in your work from home environment will help your productivity, stress and sleep
The 20/20/20 rule to combat Computer Vision Syndrome
Tech-Neck and cervical spine pain: how much your head weighs and what happens when you lean forward
The Ergonomic Intervention for kids, teens and adults