Sitting properly at a desk is incredibly important, but you may still overlook some of the easy steps you can take to improve your posture. Sitting incorrectly could lead to health-related issues, so we've rounded up a few products and steps you can take to be healthy online. You'll want to start with a chair like the GT Omega Racing Pro (opens in new tab).
Invest in a good chair
The best choice to make when sitting at your desk is to purchase a chair to support your body. It's easy to pick up a $10 chair from your local store and call it a day, but this simply won't do. We rounded up numerous "gaming" chairs like the excellent GT Omega Racing Pro that happen to be seriously comfortable with all the support you'd need.
Don't cross your legs
To avoid posture-related health issues, you need to have your feet placed firmly on the ground or a raised surface and not to cross your legs. If you have an uneven or hard floor, there are some great floor mats for office use you can choose from.
Make use of lumbar support
Back to back
Providing adequate support for your back is another important step to a more comfortable and pleasant computing experience. Some office chairs and a fair number of gaming chairs come with lumbar supports in the box, but if your seat doesn't have one, you can pick up an aftermarket memory foam lumbar support.
Adjust your monitors
The best position for your monitor setup is to have your panels eye-level. Most displays have swivel, tilt and rotation support and are easy to get the surface of the display pointed in the correct direction, but mounts like this AmazonBasics monitor arm allow for further adjustments to be made. Aim to position the middle of the display at the same level as your eyes.
Placing your keyboard is important
Keyboard placement is more important than you might assume. It's recommended you keep the keyboard between 4 to 6 inches in front of you with your arms bent and wrist at your side. If you're looking for a new mechanical keyboard, the HAVIT HV-KB390L offers stunning value with excellent switches for typing and gaming.
Get up and move around
Have a break
You should never sit in the same position for too long. It's important to get up and move around every so often to stretch your legs. Even working in some exercising between breaks is a great way to get physical without leaving the house (or even the office). A Fitbit wearable will remind you to move when sat down for too long.
These steps will help you sit properly at your desk and ensure your head, neck, back, and legs are adequately supported. Using the recommended products included in this collection will allow you to revamp your office set up to support such health improvements. Starting out, you'll need a comfortable, supportive chair like the GT Omega Racing Pro (opens in new tab).
Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
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