When it comes to your job, your workstation might be having a bigger impact on your wellness and productivity than you realize. Thanks to our digital-dependent world, Americans spend more time than ever in static positions, desk-bound and glued to our computer screens, and our health is plummeting as a result.
Luckily, small adjustments to your behavior and environment can add up to make big differences. Whether you are stretching your legs with a stroll at the Naperville Promenade or working out during lunch, activity during the day will help keep your blood flowing and your heart healthy. Modifications to your workstation can also help to battle the hazards of sedentary living.
Why an Ergonomic Office?Businesses that offer ergonomic workstations see a significant return on their investment by reducing healthcare costs and overall sick days while raising employee productivity and morale. Repetitive actions, behaviors, and postures associated with working in an office can bring about unforeseen and widespread problems. Worst of all, excessive sitting is not only linked to obesity, low energy, and chronic pain, but it’s also cited as a major factor contributing to musculoskeletal disorders. Prolonged sitting has even been connected to fatal conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
Ergonomic design keeps the user in mind. Instead of forcing workers into prolonged sitting positions while cramped and hunched over, ergonomics finds solutions that boost alertness, relax the body, and keep people pain-free.
Ergonomic office essentialsErgonomic office elements work in conjunction with each other for a seamless, user-friendly experience.
• Think on your feet and invest in ergonomic essentials such as an adjustable Standing Desk to curb prolonged sitting during the workday. A standing desk engages the muscles in the lower body, improves blood flow, takes pressure off of your spine, and enhances focus.
• Sit comfortably with an ergonomic office chair designed to protect your lower back from strain and injury via lumbar support.
• Delicate tissues in your fingers and wrists can become easily strained with excessive typing and poorly positioned keyboards, causing Repetitive Strain Injuries. Ergonomic keyboard trays and adjustable mouse platforms not only reduce stress on the hands, but also produce residual benefits for pain in the neck, shoulders, arms, and the entire spinal region.
• Footrests are simple but effective ways to shift your body into alignment, correcting posture while presenting opportunities to boost circulation in the legs.
Awareness Is KeyThe more you stay aware of the major sources of workplace pain and discomfort, the better you can develop a variety of solutions that suit your needs. Whether you are add a daily walk through a prairie trail to your routine or invest in a Standing Desk, finding ways to be more active throughout the day is the best thing you can do for your health. For a personal evaluation, visit Relax The Back in Naperville. A more therapeutic and productive workday is just a visit away.
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