Office trends tend to come and go, but staying healthy while at work is a constant concern. Unfortunately, if your job requires you to sit at a desk for hours at a time, your health may be at risk. The average American sits for an average of 56 hours a week and the people in San Jose work as hard as anyone. This sedentary lifestyle may contribute to serious health risks including heart disease and obesity. The key to preventing or diminishing these problems is to insert as much movement as possible into the workday. Fortunately, there are many ergonomic office solutions, including standing desks, which can make your day at the office healthier and more productive.
The Ergonomic OfficeThe revolution of proper ergonomics in the work place cannot be reversed, and will be here to benefit desk workers for years to come. An epidemic of desk work-related injuries has inspired the growth of the ergonomic furniture industry, and the benefits aren’t going anywhere. Today’s office is built around such furniture staples as the sit-to-stand desk, which allows desk workers to switch positions and engage the muscles of the legs and body while still staying on task. Ergonomic desk chairs support the body in a neutral position, taking pressure off of joints and alleviating the aches and pains induced by improper body positioning while remaining in a seated position.
Footrests counteract the negative effects of sitting for prolonged periods of time by allowing for leg activity and improved circulation of the legs. When the feet are positioned at the correct angle, pressure on the lower back is eased at the same time.
The EasyLift dial tilt keyboard tray combats the dreaded carpal tunnel syndrome before it begins by holding the keyboard at the correct angle to reduce strain on the wrists. Typing for hours becomes easier and will be less of a threat to the desk worker’s health.
The HumanScale monitor arm can help reduce stress and tension in the neck caused by leaning in to the computer screen. Bringing the computer monitor closer to eye-level also reduces strain on the eyes, slowing the degeneration of vision.
Introducing proper lighting into your work space can also help to alleviate pressure and strain on the eyes. In addition, illuminating your work space with neutral white lighting can create a more pleasant work environment that is even more conducive to stress-free productivity and a sense of wellness.
Update Your OfficeThe individual parts of an ergonomic office all work together to help you do your best work. Visit Relax the Back in central San Jose and talk to one of our knowledgeable ergonomic office professionals to determine what updates could help your 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
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
Humanscale Rocking Foot Machine
The Humanscale® Rocking Foot Machine encourages foot movement in a gentle, nearly effortless rocking motion.regular price $109.00More Info
Humanscale Keyboard Tray
The keyboard tray attaches securely to the undercarriage of your desk allowing you to adjust it to the perfect height, depth, lateral position and tilt.regular price $319.00More Info
Humanscale Float Desk
Float into complete ergonomic comfort with the Humanscale Float Desk.starting at $1,749.00More Info
Adjustable Rolling Work Table
Designed with versatility and mobility in mind — this Adjustable Rolling Work Table can be placed in an office, or moved around within a mobile environment.regular price $299.00More 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
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