Nothing puts a damper on enjoying a beautiful, sunny day in South Miami like having to spend it indoors at your desk. It only gets worse if your workstation makes you feel cramped, uncomfortable, and uninspired. Office dwellers in our sunny city should enjoy more comfortable and productive days while they are at work. You can't spend every day relaxing on the sand in South Beach, but you can come close with an ergonomic office workstation!
The Benefits of Ergonomics Are PlentifulBesides making you feel more comfortable, studies on occupational ergonomics have shown that working from an ergonomic workstation benefits the body in many ways you may not expect. Prolonged sitting is the well-known bane of every office dweller, but studies show that it can also be a serious health risk. After just one hour of sitting, production of the enzymes that break down fat drop 90%. Breaking up prolonged sitting sessions by taking short walks or using a standing desk are great ways to keep your metabolism running throughout the day.
Keep MovingOne of the keys to designing a successful workstation is incorporating movement into every element. When you're encouraged to move throughout the day, you increase circulation throughout your body. This keeps you alert and pain-free! Here are some ways to stay active in the office:
Use a Sit to Stand Desk – Standing desks that allow you to alternate between sitting and standing encourage you to stand up throughout the day. You can stretch out without missing a beat. You'll be amazed at the energy boost you experience after using a standing desk—not to mention the relief from sitting-related aches and cramps.
Use a Keyboard Tray – It may seem natural to put your keyboard right on the top of your desk, but this likely causes your arms to rest on the edge of your desk while you type. Besides constricting blood flow in and out of your hands, this actually strains your neck and shoulders. Ideal keyboard placement is usually a few inches lower than your desk. Keyboard trays that attach to the underside of your desk allow you to type with ease.
Keep Your Feet Happy with a Rocking Footrest – Rather than stretching your feet out to touch the ground, rest your feet on a rocking footrest. This promotes movement, keeps the blood flowing, and prevents foot cramps.
Get a Chair with "Forward Tilt" – This means that even when you lean forward, the chair moves with you to continue supporting you in the most optimum fashion. Ergonomic office chairs that allow you to move freely while you work minimize the amount of pressure on your body and help keep you moving throughout the day.
Time to InvestigateHow to have a productive and pain-free workday shouldn’t be a mystery. Visit Relax The Back store in South Miami to learn more about the benefits on an ergonomic office.
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