When you live in a culturally rich place like Southwest Austin, you want to maximize your work productivity so you can enjoy the city in your afterhours. One of the best ways to get the most out of the workday is to make your workspace a model of health. Many serious conditions like heart disease, obesity, and early death can be caused by a sedentary lifestyle. An average American spends 56 hours a week sitting. If your job keeps you stuck at a desk, you likely sit even more. Beyond the long-term health concerns, sitting all day keeps your energy levels low. This then affects how much quality work you get done. Ergonomic office products can help you stay more productive and keep you healthy while you’re on the clock.
A Perfect FitAn office workspace should fit your body, not the other way around. An uncomfortable, non-ergonomic chair can cause big problems throughout the day. Without a chair that supports and promotes the natural curve of your spine, you can start slouching at your desk. Slouching puts pressure on your pelvis and causes your spine to curve unnaturally. This decreases blood flow to the spine, increases pressure between the vertebrae, and also increases fatigue.
Something as simple as chair height can also have an effect on feeling comfortable at work. While seated, your hips should be positioned a little higher than your knees while your thighs run parallel to the floor. An angled footrest can be used if, from this position, your feet do not reach the floor. You should also have an inch or two of space in between your seat and your legs.
Stand up for Your HealthTaking time to stand and move throughout your day is incredibly important. Making time for breaks is helpful for your health and beneficial to your productivity. Walking across the street to grab a cup of coffee or taking the stairs instead of an elevator are great examples of small steps that can make a big difference. Working out during your lunch break is another great way to make the workday less sedentary.
There are also ways to solve your sitting problem while still getting work done. Standing desks let you continue to work while breaking up your sitting routine. Standing improves circulation and alertness. It also relieves stress on your back.
A Sum of Many PartsAn ergonomic workspace is a whole body approach. There are many parts that work together to improve your health in the office. Because of that, there is no simple cure or quick fix. There are, however, many different steps, products, and choices that can lead to a workday with less stress and more productivity.
Come to Southwest Austin’s Relax The Back in the Hill Country Galleria to talk to our ergonomic office experts. You start to discover which products and solutions can make your work less of a pain.
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