Office furniture is supposed to be designed to ensure all workers the highest level of comfort, stability, and flexibility. Unfortunately, this is the opposite of what poorly designed desks, keyboards, printers, phones, and computer monitors offer. When office workers are forced to rely on such equipment, it is no wonder they are constantly complaining about low back pain, headaches, and stress. It is only to be expected that these workers exhibit low productivity due to all their aches and pains. Learn more by reading the content provided in the article below.
Ergonomically-Friendly Stand-Up Desk
As an owner of a law firm, it is your responsibility to provide your workers with an ergonomically friendly office environment. There is no time like now to start making the much-needed improvements in your office. While you are planning the update, be sure to keep the standup desk in mind. This piece of office equipment has been shown to improve mood in some of the most frustrated office workers.
Have you detected a bit of anger in your receptionist’s voice? If so, you could contribute the bad mood to poorly designed office equipment. Experts recommend transitioning from the conventional office desk to the ergonomically-friendly tall standing desk. Standing compared to sitting for extended periods affect office workers differently. Keeping this in mind, it is crucial to run the idea by your workers in advance.
Increased Physical Activity
The sitting position is helpful in the office setting. However, too much sitting can take its toll on your body over time. This especially true when forced to utilize a non-ergonomic computer desk. Transitioning from a poorly designed desk to a stand-up desk is guaranteed to increase physical activity in your office setting.
Decreased Risk Of Blood Clots
Evidence shows extended sitting increases office workers’ risk of developing blood clots in their lower extremities. In addition to the risk of lower extremity blood clot formation, sitting for long periods has also shown to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, neck strains, and mild low back pain.
Improved Range Of Motion
Stand-up desk offer much more flexibility than traditional desks. Sitting behind a desk complicates range of motion, a term utilized in reference to joints and other body parts movement. Poor range of motion associated with sitting has been linked to muscle and joint stiffness, pain, and inflammation.
While most office settings provide workers with quick access to a printer, file cabinet, phone system, computer, waste bin, scanner, fax machine, paper shredder, and keyboard. Most of these components should be within arm’s reach at all times. It is unfortunate, but sitting can complicate accessibility in these regards.
The stand-up desk is growing in popularity among receptionists, accountants, customer service representatives, secretaries, bookkeepers, and auditors. The health benefits of a stand-up desk will result in higher productivity across the board. It goes without question, sitting for an extended period of time causes neck and low back pain, eye strain, and lower extremity edema.
While office workers are taking it upon themselves to transition from non-ergonomic personal equipment, it does not excuse the owner’s inaction.
Founder Dinis Guarda
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