Your office workstation plays a crucial role in your productivity, stress levels, and overall physical health. Studies show that sitting for prolonged periods of time can increase your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity. While you may not be able to pick up and leave your desk job, there are many ways you can lessen the negative impact sitting has on your body.
Making sure that your workstation provides you with adequate lumbar support can maximize comfort and increase productivity. Taking the extra time to incorporate movement into your day can also greatly reduce the aches and pains caused by sitting. Taking a little extra time to insert more activity can also make a positive impact. Try taking the long way to the restroom, or walk to your favorite Sugar Land Town Square sandwich. An ergonomic office can also help reduce the impact sitting has on your body.
Creating an Ergonomic OfficeCompanies who incorporate ergonomic workstations show a 40% increase in organizational productivity, as well as a 20% increase in physical productivity. Back pain is one of the leading causes of lost workdays, job-related disability, and surgical procedures.
Sitting all day in uncomfortable office chairs creates unnecessary strain on the lumbar. This leaves office workers with poor circulation, unhealthy posture, and misaligned knees and hips. The office chair is the thing that more than half of office workers say they would change about their job.
Ergonomic office chairs provide relief to common back pain by providing adequate lumbar support right below the waist to assist in reinforcing the natural curve of the spine. It is also important to have your seat properly adjusted.
• Backrests should be slightly reclined and have variability of motion so that you are not restricted in your movement throughout the day. A tilt function allows for this necessary movement.
• Height should allow for your feet to rest comfortably on the floor, if not on a footrest. Rocking footrests allow for small muscle movements that keep circulation flowing and your metabolism on point.
• A high back chair helps support your shoulder blades when in a reclining position.
• All the elements of your ergonomic chair should help keep you in a comfortable relaxed position while also allowing your body to move freely as needed.
Standing UpStanding Desks are a great sitting alternative to combat the negative effects of sitting. With adjustable heights, you can move from being seated to standing throughout the day and never feel confined to a chair. Studies show that standing can increase mental alertness and relieve the tension in the back.
To find out more about how you can get on the path toward a pain-free workday, come in to your Sugar Land Town Square Relax The Back location and get a free consultation with our ergonomic office experts.
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