If you sit for long periods, like a lot of us do at our desks you are susceptible to a plethora of health issues such as obesity. This isn’t meant to scare you but rather, educate you on the importance of being mindful about your office space and the importance of ergonomic furniture. Read our blog post for more.
As humans, we’re not meant to sit down for hours. It doesn’t do our bodies much good. In fact, scientists have made a big call about it: that sitting down is as bad as smoking. It’s a scary thought but there are things that you can do to help if you sit down a lot. Investing in ergonomic office chairs is one strategy.
If you sit for long periods, like a lot of us do at our Office desks or computer , this comes with a plethora of health issues – obesity, metabolic syndrome, increased blood pressure, and abnormal cholesterol levels. Sitting down can literally be taking years of our lives. Spending four hours sitting down in front of a screen every day has shown to increase the likelihood of death of any cause by nearly half. Of course, this isn’t meant to scare you but rather, educate you on the importance of being mindful about your office space.
Walk around the office and you’ll probably spot someone sitting poorly or stretching their back. This is because sitting down all day causes pain and fatigue in our backs and necks. When you choose your office furniture, it’s easy to focus on the style and how it’ll fit into the space, aesthetically. And while this is important to help make a great first impression with your clients and employees, your furniture choices need to go beyond this. Explore what your team actually needs. What are their work styles? What can you do to maximise their productivity and reduce tiredness?
Upgrading your work environment with ergonomic Office furniture brings many benefits, from saving money to improving health and safety. At first, you might be attracted to the cookie-cutter Ikea-style furniture because it’s cheaper. But if you calculate the amount of times that furniture will need to be replaced over the years, plus the sick days your employees might take due to back and neck pain, you’ll see that quality ergonomic furniture is always best. Your team will be more productive, too, so there could be a growth in profits and it’ll (more than) pay for itself.
When you change the layout of workstations so they reflect the needs of your team, they’ll find it easier to work longer (but smarter). Does someone love working near the window? Great – put them there. It’s these small details that make a big difference. Employee involvement in ergonomics assessments help empower your staff and this creates a positive environment. It all starts with getting the tools – your chairs, desks and tables, right.
If you work in an office or employ people to, spending a little bit extra on ergonomic furniture is worth it. You’ll notice shifts in productivity, motivation, happiness, and health. And those are things that are priceless.
Pictured: Ace Mesh Office Chair
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