With the bulk of average people working in office settings, ergonomic office furniture has become increasingly important for their health. Ergonomics is the science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the capabilities of the working population.
Do you spend more than 6 hours at your work desk? Do you normally experience pain in the back, shoulders or even to your neck after work? It is about time that you suggest to the management about using ergonomics office furniture.
For many people, back and neck pain is an inevitable part of working life. It all comes down to the fact that so many of us spend all day at our desks without taking a break. Add to that the fact that many of us then return home only to spend more time sat in front of the television and our static lifestyles are bound to be taking their toll.
Below are the health benefits of using ergonomics office furniture:
- It supports your posture.
Traditional chairs may be one of the reasons why people tend to have an incorrect posture while sitting at their desk. An ergonomic chair takes these problems into consideration. It has all the necessary features including headrest and backrest that support your posture while sitting. Moreover, you can adjust the height to sit with your feet flat on the floor, knees at an angle of 90 degrees to the floor and parallel to the hips. These corrections automatically help you to improve your posture.
- It provides better structural design.
Ergonomic office chairs are first based on the principle that supporting natural muscular and postural function also reduced chronic stress disorders. This means that the chair itself will support a health posture, while also providing the freedom of movement that further encourages physical health.
- It eases back pain.It eases back pain.
Since back and neck pain as a result of poor office chairs and desks is such a prominent factor in employee health, it makes sense to start by purchasing more ergonomic furniture. There is no need to break the bank, but the furniture should be high quality and shaped to meet the needs of your employees. Chairs should have comfortable cushions, arm rests, adjustable seat heights and a shape that supports the lumbar curve in the spine. Overall, the chair should conform to match the natural curve of the spine instead of causing the spine to curve in a way that could cause permanent damage.
- It helps to achieve better blood circulation.
Sitting at your work desk for hours at a time can actually result to blood circulation problems. Accordingly, this may lead to other health complications such as high blood pressure and other related issues. In this case, you can opt to make use of adjustable height tables. This table type can be adjusted based on the user’s preferred positions (sitting down or standing up), thereby allowing blood to flow to your legs—consequently resulting to enhanced blood circulation.
- It reduce stress.
People who are uncomfortable at work are more prone to stress. As it is, workers should invest in ergonomic tables and chairs to give them that added push to endure those long hours at work—and to maintain their health while at it.