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Sitting at a desk for hours at a time can put serious strain on the back and spine. Discs can compress and circulation can decrease. This not only causes pain and discomfort, it can also negatively affect stress levels, alertness, and workplace productivity. An ergonomic office workstation can play a large part in maintaining and improving your physical health while at work. Simply sitting at a desk may not seem like it could do much harm, but inactivity is a key risk factor for heart disease, high blood pressure, and obesity. Staying active during the day, like walking around North Point Mall or Downtown Alpharetta during your lunch break, can counteract the damage of extended periods of sitting.
The Importance of an Ergonomic OfficeAn ergonomic office is a productive office. When employees are able to work in an environment that promotes healthy back alignment and neutral posture, pain in the back, neck, and shoulders decreases. This posture also encourages healthy blood flow. Less discomfort and better circulation enables employees to feel healthy, stay alert, and get more quality work done.
Working in an environment that is not ergonomically friendly may lead to issues in the future. Problems can develop beyond just aches and pains in the back and neck as well. Repetitive movements such as typing or clicking a mouse can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. Years of sitting with poor posture can cause spinal curvature. Even eye fatigue can be a symptom of working in an unhealthy office environment. Luckily, making a few changes to how you work can promote back health and overall wellness.
Work HealthyBack health in the office is more than just sitting up straight. There are many office products that allow you to work healthily and naturally in many different ways. Investing in a standing desk that can transition between sitting and standing positions relieves back strain and improves circulation. An ergonomic office chair that conforms to your body, and not the other way around, can support and relax your lower back.
Back health in the office goes beyond desks and chairs. A monitor arm or laptop riser can keep your work at eye level, reducing eyestrain and neck pain. Keyboard trays can keep your arms straight to reduce carpal tunnel-causing strain. Footrests improve circulation throughout the body.
Break Up Your DayOne of the easiest and most important steps you can take to combat the detrimental effects of sitting all day is to take breaks and vary posture. Taking periodic 5-minute breaks to walk around or stretch in your office can keep you more alert and motivated. You could also work out or take a longer stroll around Alpharetta. Even when breaks aren’t an option, switching between a standing and sitting desk while you work can help you maintain a healthy back.
Visit your Alpharetta Relax The Back to talk to one our experts about what ergonomic office products might help you cut out the pain and increase the productivity in your workday.
Brezza by Relax The Back®
The Brezza by Relax The Back® offers the advantage of a breathable mesh back, then lets you add the custom options you want.starting at $895.00More Info
Contour Lumbar/Cervical Cushion
The Contour Lumbar/Cervical Cushion is also good after hard day's work, when your body needs to rest and recuperate.regular price $59.00More Info
Humanscale® Freedom™ Task Chair with Headrest
All Humanscale® Freedom™ Task Chair models are designed to automatically support the body with minimal need for manual controls.starting at $1,029.00More Info
Lifeform® Ultimate High Back Executive Office Chair
Ergonomic office chairs increase productivity by allowing you to sit comfortably for longer periods of time.starting at $1,995.00More Info
Humanscale® Liberty™ Office Chair
Unlike many office chairs with backs made of a single panel of stretch mesh, the Humanscale® Liberty™ Office Chair has a tri-panel, non-stretch construction.starting at $949.00More Info
Humanscale® Monitor Arm
The Humanscale® Monitor Arm reduces neck and upper back pain by allowing you to effortlessly adjust the position of your flat panel monitor’s position.regular price $269.00More Info
iLevel Laptop Raiser
The iLevel makes it easier to view the computer screen without straining your eyes or your shoulder muscles.regular price $80.00
Lifeform® Ultimate Mid Back Executive Office Chair
Perfect for those looking for medium height with exceptional ergonomic design. 5 adjustable controls put you in an optimal seating position to relieve pressure and encourage correct posture.starting at $1,795.00More Info
Relax The Back® Foot Rest
Adjustable footrest helps maintain correct posture, increases circulation and relieves back pain-a must with every office chair.regular price $49.00More Info
The Variable™ balans® both encourages your body to move and reacts to every one of its movements.starting at $395.00
Easy Lift Tilt Keyboard Combo
Keyboard platform allows users to mouse on the left or right side in one simple motion. The platform's design keeps the elbows closer to the body for a more neutral arm position eliminating arm and shoulder stress. Height and angle adjusts for optimal data entry position.regular price $299.00More Info
Humanscale Quick Stand Workstation
Movement is at the core of good health, so keep moving effortlessly between seated and standing with this height adjustable workstation that clamps to any fixed height surface. Accommodates a monitor up to 24".starting at $799.00More Info
Kneeling Posture Chair
The active seating introduced by the Kneeling Posture Chair reduces lower back pain and encourages proper posture. It also uses your back muscles to help you maintain good balance while aligning your back, shoulders and neck.regular price $399.00More Info