Ergonomic Office Furniture to Improve Personal Health
Personal health has come to the forefront of office workers in the last few years. Of course, the global pandemic has put a greater spotlight on personal health but even before then the office furniture industry had been paying greater attention. The focus of the industry has been on ergonomics.
Ergonomics is defined as the science of fitting a workplace to the user’s needs. Ergonomics aims to increase efficiency and productivity and reduce discomfort. Quite literally ergonomics is designing for people. This focus on personal health has made huge strides into the way people work in an office, and has added to the quality of life for many people.
But what exactly make a piece of furniture ergonomic office furniture? There are layers to that question. Let’s start with desks. There are actually a few different ways to focus on personal health with desks.
First adding some accessories to existing desks will help in major ways.
Monitor arms is a common way to adjust the angle of the neck relieving pressure from bad posture and head and neck angle. By raising the monitors off of the desktop, so much daily discomfort is eliminated with this small move. There are many arm options from a one monitor arm to six, there are many options to choose from.
To find the perfect monitor arm system, check out our full inventory.
Another attachment to a traditional desk that can be very helpful in an ergonomic fashion to change the way office work affects the body is a keyboard tray. This is a small change but placing the keyboard below the desktop promotes better posture while working. Adding a keyboard tray to a desk, especially in conjunction with monitor arms completely changes the desk. For a look at our full inventory of keyboard trays, click on the link provided.
What about ergonomic desks themselves?
Sit Stand desks are all the rage these days because of the huge way that they change a workday in an ergonomic way. Adding the ability to go from being forced to sit all day, to having the ability to stand and work completely change the impact on the body. In fact, for many people who change to a sit stand desk, it is the first step to a greater lifestyle change. It’s a small thing to have your desk go from sitting to standing at the touch of a button.
There are many styles of ergonomic sit stand desks to choose from, both large and small. Some that fit well within an executive office while others fit well in a home office. The choice is up to the user. To find the perfect ergonomic sit stand desk, check out our entire inventory.
For more information regarding sit stand desk check out this informational blog.
Another ergonomic option to an expensive new sit stand desk is a standing desk riser.
For a detailed look at standing desk risers check out this informational blog post.
The other main ergonomic office furniture piece is the office chair.
Office chairs are the most commonly sought ergonomic office furniture on the market. Actually, office chairs were the first office furniture to have readily available ergonomic options. Lumbar supports that directly hold the lower back, to headrests, and arm supports for posture are all ergonomic constructs in a high-quality office chair. Not only these built ins but also the type of materials used have changed. One of the most ingenious additions to an ergonomic office chair is the use of mesh backing which literally hugs the back. Office chairs have come a long way from the archaic back spasm inducing torture devices of yesteryear.
Perusing our expansive inventory of office chairs will lead to the perfect ergonomic office chair.
The office furniture industry has fully embraced personal health in the basic engineering of their models. There are many ergonomic options that are solutions to fix the traditional office furniture found in offices all around the world such as the monitor arms, keyboard trays and standing desk converters. However, the new ergonomic office furniture that is on the market is the way of the future for the health and wellbeing of office workers. With so many options available with many being budget friendly stopgap temporary fixes there should be no reason not to make a positive personal health decision that will begin with small changes at work, but just may be the first step in a lifestyle change.
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