With close to 86% of Americans working in office jobs that require them to sit for extended periods of time, it is no wonder that so many of us suffer from aches, pains, and diseases brought on by sitting. In workplaces all around the country and locally in Houston Town and Country, personnel remain in a sedentary position for upwards of 8 hours per day. Within the first few minutes of sitting, the electrical activity in your legs shuts down, calorie burning slows down to 1 per minute, and the enzymes that help break down fat in your body drop 90%. All of this put together can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease two times over the rate of those with standing jobs.
Find the Time to MoveWhatever little movements you can make throughout the day will do wonders for reducing the pains associated with prolonged sitting. The key is to regularly incorporate this into your daily routine.
• Standing Desks are gaining a lot of popularity as an alternative to sitting. They have been found to increase metabolism, blood flow, and mental alertness. They are also easily adjustable so you can move from a seated to standing position throughout the day. Creating varied movement in your workflow has also been shown to decrease the risk of disease and chronic pain.
• Regularly take laps around your office. Whenever you get the chance, if you’re getting up to use the restroom, fill up on coffee, or just to get your muscles moving—make time to take breaks from sitting. This should help your circulation and circumvent some of the problems associated with sitting.
• If you can’t get up and walk, try doing stretches and exercises while at your desk. Even if you are seated, studies show that even the slightest bit of movement throughout the day can be beneficial. Rocking footrests and ergonomic chairs are useful tools that provide you with this range of motion without having to get up and break from your workflow.
The More You KnowKnowledge is key to avoiding potential long-term, irreversible conditions you may develop from spending the majority of your day sitting. Studies show that with ergonomic office systems you may be able to increase efficiency in the workplace and the health of your employees. For more information on how you can experience a pain-free workday, visit your local Houston Town & Country Relax The Back location.
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