Tips for keeping business hotel stays ergonomic.
Many ergonomic challenges are faced by the 1.3 billion mobile workers out and about everyday. Spending some or all of your work week in a hotel is tough enough, but there are a few things that can be done to reduce exposure to unhealthy postural behaviors.
According to this recent article by EMC Insurance, leading the way is getting the laptop to a proper height to mirror good ergonomic postures at the office. Assuming there are enough books, pillows, seat cushions and ironing boards available, one can get chair height and desk surfaces pretty close to what ever you need.
Last, but in our opinion certainly not least, on EMCs list of things to do is get a foldable laptop stand. We agree wholeheartedly and that laptop stand in your bag does a lot more than you can hope to do with the aforementioned furniture parts and books. In addition to superior stability and control for height, the right kind of laptop stand will also double as a short term standing option.
I took the featured image in this post while traveling back from LA to Seattle last year. That image shows our Elevate model used in a business workstation provided by the hotel in every room. On that trip I was not in the room for more than a few hours at a time, so during the entire time I used my laptop, I could stand instead of being stuck to a chair. And considering that I was mid-way through driving from LA to Seattle, any and all the standing time was greatly appreciated by my body as a break from the time in the car.