When it comes to helping you do your job, not all workstations are created equal. Most office equipment is not optimally designed to cooperate with the body, forcing people to contort their postures and adopt unnatural positions for extended periods of time. The result is a lethargic, sedentary, pain-addled workforce. Americans are spending an average of 8 hours a day just sitting, and our spines aren’t equipped to handle the pressure. Activities like strolling to your favorite Omaha lunch spot can help combat the negative effects of sitting. An ergonomic office setup can also improve the way you feel while you work.
Why an Ergonomic Office?Ergonomic solutions mean smart business. The spaces where you live and work can dramatically affect your physical and mental well-being. When your workplace contributes to headaches, strained wrists and fingers, back pain, and spinal damage—productivity goes out the window.
Ergonomics is about balancing the interaction between people and their environment. When workers are forced to sit for extensive periods of time amongst other forced behaviors that the human body was not designed to do, aches and pains and inefficient work are the result. Because many of these unhealthy workplace behaviors such as slouching are so common, and because working at a desk is not as seemingly dangerous as an occupation in hard labor, it’s easy for them to go overlooked until it’s too late. Our trained ergonomic office associates can strategize dynamic solutions for how to get you through your workday without having your pain control you.
Ergonomic Office EssentialsErgonomic office elements should work together to offer the best human-centered experience.
• Think on your feet and invest in a Standing Desk. The adjustable sit-to-stand desk allows for greater workplace versatility. Less prolonged sitting time means better spinal health, improved circulation, better metabolic functions, and enhanced alertness.
• Ease into an ergonomic office chair designed with your comfort in mind. Look for chairs that facilitate easy movement and offer lumbar support for lower back relief. Ergonomic office chairs can also improve symptoms related to poor posture including shallow breathing from compressed lungs while promoting optimum oxygen flow.
• Encourage leg activity with ergonomic footrests that correct spinal alignment to keep you from rounding your back. The rocking motion of the footrests allows for greater circulation in the legs.
• Protect your hands from repetitive stress disorders by incorporating a keyboard tray. Properly installed trays relieve the wrists and coax you into sitting all the way back into your chair, allowing for the spinal column to return to the neutral position.
Flexibility Is KeyStudies show that taking frequent walks or stretch breaks can counter the negative effects of excessive sitting better than an hour or two of rigorous exercise. Whether you add some office yoga to your routine or invest in an ergonomic office chair, options for healthier and more comfortable living are abound. If you want to experience a more productive and pain-free workday, visit Relax The Back Central Omaha for a personalized assessment.
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