Americans spend almost 95% of their time at work seated at their desks. Sitting in one position for prolonged periods of time takes a toll on your spine, increases aches and pains, and decreases your productivity. Those who’ve chosen to live in the great Chesterfield suburb know the importance of living comfortably, so why allow lengthy seating to affect your health? Switch to an ergonomic workstation can help you maximize comfort and performance during those long hours at the office.
The Effects of ErgonomicsThe mental and emotional tolls of extended sitting are arduous enough without compounding them with the physical impact as well. An improperly constructed workspace impacts the sitter with many aliments from swollen, numb legs all the way up to the neck and aching head, and pretty much everywhere in between. A neutral position, facilitated by an ergonomically sound workstation, alleviates disc pressure and muscle pain while promoting healthy blood flow. Finding relief from pain and strains can help to improve other areas of work, including energy levels and focus, resulting in reported increases in productivity of up to 40%.
Building Your Ergonomic WorkstationA healthy ergonomic office is the sum of many parts. While it isn’t always easy to avoid improper ergonomic behavior, there are ways to help ease the pain.
• Standing Desk - The simplest solution to reduce your sitting time at the office, the increasingly popular standing desk removes sitting from the equation altogether. Standing desks relieve stress on your back and legs, increase blood flow and have even proven to decrease other health issues like obesity and heart disease. A standing desk provides greater freedom of movement and flexibility, allowing you to move throughout the day and improve circulation and make for a stronger, healthier heart.
• Ergonomic Office Chair – You can also consider an office chair that provides lumbar support. Proper alignment in your chair is the difference between 8 hours of fatigue and misery and 8 hours of productive, engaged work.
• Monitor arms and laptop raisers – Placing your monitor or laptop at the right height and distance can reduce strain on your eyes and neck. Laptop raisers allow for adjustments of up to 7” as well as greater port access and cooling, ensuring that neither you nor your laptop become agitated throughout the day.
Your Posture, Your ChoiceIt’s also important to be an active participant in your own health. Check your posture throughout the day, making sure your shoulders relax away from your ears and your chin draws away from your chest. Save your eyes with the 20/20/20 system. Every twenty minutes take a twenty-second break to stare at something at a distance of twenty feet. Your own awareness, combined with the tools provided by Relax The Back Chesterfield, will make your long days at the office more pleasant and far more productive.
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
Rock N Stop Footrest
The Rock-N-Stop footrest allows for soothing motion as well as secure positioning of desired footrest angle.starting at $69.00More 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