Improving posture improves a variety of physical and mental functions you might expect. From reducing the frequency of headaches to increasing core strength to projecting a greater sense of confidence, changing our posture can change our lives, our work productivity, and our positive perception of our Houston community. It may be easier to slouch, but with an ergonomic workstation it can be just as easy to sit and stand up straight.
The Benefits of an Ergonomic Office
Studies show that Americans are spending more and more time at their desks—up to 95% of their workday by some estimates. But all that extra time is ineffective and inefficient if workers are sluggish and distracted by ailments brought on or compounded by all that sitting. The best course of action to take is to walk and stretch during frequent breaks, but an ergonomic workstation can also help alleviate this problem while at your desk. By eliminating the painful distractions of joint pain and poor circulation, ergonomic office produces can make way for a relaxed, focused, and productive workday.
An ergonomic workstation makes your office a place that encourages comfort and focus. The spine may be the focus of most ergonomic concerns, but your entire body can feel the negative effects of poor back health. Common ailments include frequent headaches, eye fatigue, poor circulation, numb legs, and tingling hands. Work is hard enough as it is, your desk shouldn’t be making it harder. An ergonomic office makes your workday healthier and happier.
The Right Ergonomic Workstation for YouErgonomics is not a one-size-fits-all enterprise. There are many ways to build the perfect, precise workstation for you and your body.
• Standing Desk - The simplest solution to reduce your sitting time at the office is to stand. A standing desk promotes increased circulation and greater focus, and it relieves stress on your back and legs. Standing desks can even result in greater core strength. A standing desk provides greater freedom of flexibility.
• Ergonomic Office Chair - Standing all day comes with its own set of maladies, including pooling in the lower legs and static muscle fatigue. Consider alternating between standing and sitting in an office chair that provides lumbar support. A true ergonomic office chair should have a slight forward tilt to provide support even as you lean forward to work.
• Monitor Arms, Footrests and Laptop Risers - Don’t forget about your hands, feet and eyes when designing your space. These devices place your extremities in optimal working positions, reducing aches and swelling in the hands and feet. They also place your monitor or laptop at the right height and distance to reduce strain on your eyes and neck.
Upgrade Your Workspace and Upgrade Your Work LifeStudies have shown that movement and variation are the keys to keeping your body and mind alert and energized throughout the day. Take a trip to the Relax the Back in the Houston Galleria to find out how an ergonomic office workspace can get you through the workday pain-free.
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