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On average during a typical 24-hour day, people are sitting for 12 HOURS of that, and that doesn’t include the hours in which we are in bed sleeping. Of that, professionals are spending almost 6 hours sitting at their desk. Researchers found sitting at a desk for a long time is bad for physical and mental health.
As a result, standing desks and ergonomic furniture has started to arrive at workplaces or home offices. Where some might find it to be difficult to stand for an entire eight-hour shift, having an ergonomic office chair can offer an alternative solution in a professional work environment. In this post, we will touch on the importance of ergonomic furniture because, well, sitting at your desk is killing you.
Ergonomic Furniture Creates a Flexible Environment
Ergonomic office chairs allow you to move, spin, rock, and roll! They flow with your body and let you change a variety of adjustments. Plus, a flexible environment may contribute to effective teamwork. By sitting in an ergonomic office chair, you are able to focus without distractions from discomfort.
Ergonomic Furniture Improves Productivity
The best ergonomic solutions will often improve productivity. A chair that allows for good posture, less exertion, fewer motions, and better heights and reaches, helps create a workstation that is more efficient.
Ergonomic Furniture Equals Better Health
Do you still use traditional office chairs versus ergonomic office chairs? In a poorly designed chair, one may slouch or sit in awkward positions in an attempt to be comfortable. Poor posture can contribute to poor health that will affect your office culture and staff. Ergonomic office chairs for your team will contribute to better posture and can reduce health costs.
Ergonomic Furniture Offers a Variety of Choices to Fit Everyone on Your Team
Whether short or tall, there is a variety of options for all. The height, weight, and sizes of team members will vary. Ergonomic office chair design reflects that everyone’s physical attributes are not the same. Ergonomic office chairs give your team freedom to adjust to a chair height, sit up or shift their seat depth. The seat tilt tension allows one to increase or decrease the springiness to recline a chair. All seat adjustments help each member of the team achieve their preferred comfort.
Healthy employees are your best assets. Our iSpace Office Interiors Ergonomics team can provide an assessment and make recommendations that will help to reduce employee fatigue, injuries, and improve employee attendance and participation. To learn more or schedule an ergonomics analysis, visit us here or call (317) 694-7197.