Rethinking the workspace— Ergonomics and physical comfort.
PHYSICAL STRESS (DUE TO POOR ERGONOMICS AND LACK OF PHYSICAL COMFORT) ARE AS IMPORTANT TO ADDRESS AS EMOTIONAL STRESS, so as to avoid them triggering a migraine attack.
Working long hours sitting in front of a screen can lead to poor posture, resulting from being hunched over the desk. Moreover, in jobs that require physical activity, uncomfortable or inadequate moves can also exacerbate an attack.
Creating ergonomic office settings can help boost productivity as well as employee satisfaction, not only for those who suffer from migraine.
BE CAREFUL! DON’T ASSUME COMFORT IS THE SAME FOR ALL WORKERS.
Here are some ideas to adapt to your employees needs:
○ If it is a desk job, try replacing normal keyboards for ergonomic ones. The same can be applied to the mouse.
○ Encourage workers to take small breaks to hydrate or just to walk away from their desk. By doing so, not only their posture can improve, but also their problem solving skills.
○ Standing desks are another manageable option to improve the workers’ postures while working.
○ Also, adjusting the computer’s height is key to be comfortable while working and avoid neck or back pain.
SMALL ADJUSTMENTS CAN HAVE A HUGE IMPACT ON PREVENTING MIGRAINE AT THE WORKPLACE.