Are you sitting down for this? Considering that we sit while we eat, commute, work, and relax, there’s a good chance that you are. Unfortunately, too much sitting can wreak havoc on your back, your work, and your quality of life.
Sound dramatic? Turns out that the issues associated with prolonged sitting are pretty dramatic themselves: increased risk of heart disease and stroke, poor metabolism and posture, lower energy, curvature of the spine—the list goes on. Americans sit for 8 hours per day on average. These long periods of sitting cut off electrical activity in the legs and force the spine out of alignment. While going for a ride on one of Simsbury’s many bike-friendly routes will take you in the right direction, optimizing your workstation to adapt to your needs will provide the most significant benefits.
Why an Ergonomic Office?There’s a strong correlation between poor health and poor performance. While it sounds obvious, many of the causes go overlooked. Common actions like slouching and prolonged sitting don’t look alarming on the surface, but they can create significant costs for businesses and individuals. Put simply, good ergonomics is good economics.
Ergonomic design simplifies the way you interact with your surroundings while working with your body, not against it. Our product consultants have specialized training to help coordinate workstations that help you excel.
Ergonomic Office EssentialsA well-designed ergonomic office features multiple structures that work together as parts of a whole to create the best user-friendly experience.
• Take a stand against desk-bound workdays and invest in ergonomic essentials like a Standing Desk. From improving metabolic functions and vascular health to reducing back pain and elevating mood, transitioning to adjustable Standing Desks offer dramatic improvements in pain and stress relief to help you perform your best.
• For better comfort and health, look for an ergonomic office chair with lumbar support to take the pressure off of your spinal discs so you can sit comfortably for longer and stay pain-free.
• Go easy on your eyes with monitor arms, laptop raisers, and ergonomic directional lighting. Computer screens should be adjusted to the user, and poor placement can lead to headaches, blurred vision, and eyestrain. For ideal monitor placement that suits your body, invest in monitor arms or laptop raisers. A task light with adjustable brightness further relaxes the eyes and remedies the problematic overhead lighting.
• Protect the sensitive muscles, joints, and tendons in your hands with ergonomic keyboard trays. A properly placed tray relieves wrist strain and allows you to relax into the back of your chair, keeping your spine in the ideal neutral position.
Get MovingVarying your movements throughout the day is the essential key to combating sedentary health and work problems. Whether you are incorporating daily “chair yoga” to stretch and reduce tension, taking a quick walk around Simsbury during your break, or upgrading to a Standing Desk, awareness is the first step in finding relief for what ails you. For a personal evaluation, visit Relax The Back Simsbury. 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