Your workstation may be hurting your productivity. The rise of the digital age has brought with it a legion of desk-bound workers that suffer from what some doctors and specialists refer to as “sitting disease.” Obesity, depression, heart disease, and some forms of cancer have all been linked to prolonged sitting. If you’ve made the decision to live in Central Tucson, sitting inside all day is simply not in your nature. An ergonomic office workstation could help relieve some of these serious work-related health concerns.
Why an Ergonomic Office?Plain and simple, ergonomics is good business sense. A more comfortable, less injury-prone workforce means fewer errors, less absenteeism, greater loyalty, and better work. If you put yourself in the role of a CEO and gave yourself the option of a lethargic, distracted, unproductive team or a more alert, lucid, efficient team, which one would you choose? Hopefully you’d choose the latter. Research on mental alertness proves that measurable improvements are obtained by sitting less. An ergonomic workstation can allow you to work smarter, not harder.
Ergonomic Office EssentialsErgonomic design is a collaborative ecosystem where parts work together to create the most prime user experience. While not every instance of bodily stress and strain can be eliminated, incorporating ergonomic devices can drastically prevent and reduce symptoms.
• Think on your feet with ergonomic office solutions such as a Standing Desk. Greater time spent standing reduces neck and back pain while stimulating focus and energy otherwise drained by prolonged sitting, and the adjustable stand up desks allow you to switch from seated to standing positions with ease.
• While standing more is important, it is also more tiring and therefore not realistic for every user in large doses. Combining an adjustable sit-to-stand desk with ergonomic office chairs for sitting time gives you the best of both worlds. Ergonomic office chairs increase productivity by allowing you to work pain-free for longer periods of time. Look for a chair that offers lumbar support to relieve pressure from your lower back.
• Footrests are simple but effective ways to shift your body into alignment, correcting posture while presenting opportunities to boost circulation in the legs.
• Delicate tissues in your fingers and wrists can become easily strained with excessive typing and poorly positioned keyboards, causing Repetitive Stress 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.
Variety is KeyIn order to combat the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle, implementing a variety of movements throughout your workday is key. Whether you set a timer to remind you to stretch, take a quick walk, or work on your feet with a Standing Desk, a variety of options are available to anyone who wants to take steps towards healthier living and working. For a healthier back and more productive workday, visit Relax The Back in Central Tucson for a personal assessment. Live and work better.
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