It’s no secret that telecommuting can come with an assortment of benefits. However, if we’re not conscientious of how we’re working, we can quickly put our body, and subsequently mind, under unneeded stress. 

Between accidental bad posture and awkward joint positions, remote working can lead to all sorts of strained working positions.

Fortunately, an array of unique products exist that can help us feel good physically and increase our productivity so we can make the most of the workday

Let’s take a deeper dive into the ergonomic chairs, cushions, desks that’ll have you looking forward to your next working session.


Two fabulous ergonomic work products — Herman Miller's Embody chair with the Renew Sit-to-Stand desk.

Top pick:

The Embody Chair by Herman Miller boasts six ergonomic functions to encourage posture, including a working recline to reduce spine compression. The skin-like covering of the chair will keep you cool and as an added bonus, it comes with a 12-year warranty.

Mid-level option:

For a more affordable option, go for the Sayl Chair by Herman Miller. It’s a “life unframed” chair that features design and ergonomics meant to promote a sense of seated freedom!

Budget choice:

The AmazonBasics High-Back Executive Swivel Chair will set you back less than $150 and offers a pneumatic seat-height adjustment, 360-degree swivel, and smooth-rolling casters for your convenience. 


Top pick:

What’s a chair without a memory foam seat cushion? This ComfiLife Gel Enhanced Seat Cushion is non-slip and contains both gel and memory foam for cozy seated comfort. 

Mid-level option:

At a slightly lower price point, the ComfiLife Premium Comfort Seat Cushion comes in at a close second. It’s versatile, portable, and said to assist in back pain and sciatica relief. 

Budget choice:

For the under $20 option, try the Linenspa Orthopedic Gel Foam Seat Cushion, which is designed to evenly distribute weight and relieve tailbone pressure.


Remote worker stands at Varidesk Electric Pro with two monitors during the day.

Top pick:

Modern society is designed for sitting, but that doesn’t mean it’s good for our organs, bodies. Burn more calories and stay alert with the Varidesk ProDesk Electric. Coming in either 48- or 60-inch models and five colors, the ProDesk adjusts to any height you need via a motor you barely notice. Set your programmed heights and organize your set-up with built-in cable management.

Mid-level option:

For something more simple, the Zinus Jennifer Modern Studio Collection Desk is sleek and sturdy and comes with a free one-year warranty. 

Budget choice:

The LapGear Designer Lap Desk is a budget choice that’s both affordable and efficient. It can fit up to 15.6-inch laptops and comes complete with a slot for your smartphone. As an added comfortable bonus, the cushion filling conforms to your lap.


Top pick:

When you’re truly on-the-go, you need the ability to work anywhere. Enter: the Flio Stand workstation. It comes in all sizes with two height levels and is built to enhance airflow around your computer.


The Roost Laptop Stand is portable and lightweight, making it the perfect affordable option for the jet-setting remote worker. It’s height-adjustable and comes with a nylon carrying sleeve.

Second runner-up:

If it’s extreme portability you’re after, the Satchelboard is one-of-a-kind. It slides out on both the right and left side simultaneously and comes complete with ventilation ports, charger and cable management ports, and extendable slide planks.


Top pick:

After time spent typing away, the wrists can easily ache. These Goldtouch Gel Wrist Rests will get you fixed up right away. Throw them in your computer bag and type with comfort.

Mid-level option:

Currently under $12, the HAUEA Memory Foam Mouse, Pad, Keyboard, Wrist, Rest Support set is made from soft and breathable material and offers ergonomic support for longer hours of use.

Budget choice: 

If it’s a colorful keyboard cushion you’re on the hunt for, look no further than the ProElife Wrist Rest. It comes in different sizes and fun colors, like pastel pink and turquoise.

Whether you’re working from the local cafe, watering hole, beach lounge or day use hotel room — having these products in tow will yield aid productivity and have you feeling delightful at the same time.

Image Credits:

Featured Image: “Wooden Desk”  by Nathan Riley via Unsplash

“Embody Chair” courtesy of Herman Miller 

“Varidesk Pro” courtesy of Varidesk 

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Bay is a multimedia food and travel storyteller. She’s cofounder of the artistic production company @comewecreate and cookbook author of Living the Mediterranean Diet. She has a passion for learning about new cultures through nature and cuisine.