North Austin, like the rest of the city, offers plenty of locations to be outside and active. Beautiful parks like Walnut Creek make it easy to want to not sit still. An office job, however, might make living an active lifestyle a bit difficult. If you have a job that requires you to sit for prolonged periods of time, you may be doing more than wishing you could go for a jog. Studies show that sitting for hours and hours can be detrimental to your overall health. Cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and obesity are just some of the serious problems that have been linked to a sedentary lifestyle. Taking breaks and finding ways to move throughout the workday are instrumental in minimizing the negative effects of working at a desk. Using Ergonomic Office furniture while you work may also help counteract damage to your body.
For More Than Just Your BackHaving an ergonomic workspace can help more than just your back. The spine contains nerves that spread throughout the entire body. Numbness, tingling, and other discomfort in the arms and legs may be caused by unnatural compression of nerves in the spine. Using products that promote neutral posture and proper alignment can help your entire body feel better throughout the workday.
Good posture also goes behind simply sitting or standing up straight. Typing at a traditional keyboard without keeping your arms and hands in a correct position can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. Monitors placed in unnatural or uncomfortable positions can strain your neck and your eyes. A truly ergonomic office addresses all of these concerns.
Take a StandWorking at a standing desk could have a positive impact on your health. Core strength and overall comfort can improve. A standing desk allows you to break up your day between sitting and standing while staying productive at your desk. With a press of a button, the motorized desk can quickly move from a sitting to a standing position. Attaching a monitor to a dynamic monitor arm can place your work right at eye level. This reduces eyestrain and lets you avoid straining your neck to look at your work. Keeping your arms at a 90-degree angle while working can help prevent carpal tunnel. A keyboard tray that can be adjusted to your preferred height and angle can help.
Breaks Are KeyOn average, a person sits for about 8 hours a day. People sit at their desks, while driving to work, even when they get home. This lifestyle may be hard to avoid, but measures can be taken to avoid a completely sedentary day. Even a 5 – 10 minute break every hour or so can help improve circulation, alertness, and energy.
Come to the North Austin Relax The Back store in the Gateway Shopping Center. You’ll be one step closer to a more productive and pain-free 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
AdaptDesk by Relax The Back®
Easily transition from sitting to standing to relieve stress on your spine, increase circulation and improve mental alertness.starting at $1,395.00More Info
Desk Top Riser
The Workspace™ Lift35 converts any surface into a flexible sit-stand desk, giving you the proven health benefits of movement.starting at $429.00More Info
Humanscale Rocking Foot Machine
The Humanscale® Rocking Foot Machine encourages foot movement in a gentle, nearly effortless rocking motion.regular price $109.00More Info
The Rock-N-Stop Footrest keeps your legs active all day so your body feels energized and fresh. When we sit for extended periods of time, our legs tend to lose circulation and metabolism slows down as a result.regular price $69.00More Info
Humanscale World Chair
The World Chair marks Humanscale's first foray into all-mesh task seating. Like its mesh-backed forerunner, Liberty, the World chair's tri-panel backrest hugs the body to provide tailor-made lumbar support, while its mesh seat eliminates contact stress under the thighs.starting at $769.00More 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 $399.00
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 $699.00More 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
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
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® 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
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® 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 $1,049.00More 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
Extended Reach Monitor Arm
Properly position your monitor arm for ergonomic comfort and reduce eye strain. Position your monitor so the top line of text is at or slightly below eye level, reducing awkward posture.regular price $200.00More Info