All to often we're asked "what do all those ergonomic products really do", this tells us that shoppers are a bit confused! As ergo products are only as good as their owners, we feel it's a must to explain what products you need, why you need them, and how they will actually benefit you. In today's post we'll cover the 5 most popular ergonomic products on the market in 2015. Enjoy!
Office comfort starts with the chair. To operate at peak performance levels in the workplace you'll need a reliable chair to help. When selecting an ergonomic chair for your space, analyze it's adjustable features. You'll want a chair with adjustable arms, good lumbar support, and a waterfall seat edge. As you'll no doubt want to sit with good posture to avoid poor blood flow and potential health risks, be sure to purchase a chair with a tilt lock feature. This will help you keep your back in contact with the chair at all times when working. Rest assured, you'll be at no shortage of ergonomic chair options. Take your time when shopping. Test out chairs at a local showroom if possible. View demo videos online to help you better understand the chair your purchasing. In the long run, your office chair is your best friend in the workplace. Treat it right, and you'll be more healthy, comfortable, and effective!
You've seen them. You've wondered about them. You're still a bit unsure as to why you'd need one. Don't worry, you're not alone. Monitor arms look high tech and in truth they are, but they are also very easy to use. Don't be afraid to give an ergonomic monitor arm a try as they provide lots of great benefits. Dual screen mounts can be used to improve the rate at which you compute. They'll save you lots of time otherwise spent clicking back and forth through tabs. Any ergo specialist will tell you that once you go to a dual screen setup, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. All monitor arms also help to increase usable desk space. They will make your work area feel less cluttered in a matter of minutes. All things considered, the most valuable benefit provided by a monitor arm is the reduction in eye strain. If you find yourself looking down to type, the adjustability of a monitor arm will allow you to raise your screen to the proper height. You'll then be able to move your screen closer or further away from your face when typing. This reduces eye strain that's directly related to fatigue and drops in productivity.
You're likely already operating with a keyboard tray at your workstation. That being said, if your keyboard tray is still sitting atop your desk surface, it's time for a change! Typing this way is simply inefficient. An articulating keyboard tray will provide you with more usable desk space in an instant. This year, sit to stand models have been the preferred choice as they are ready to help you adapt at a moments notice. A good keyboard tray will swivel left and right, go up and down, and retract when not in use. The real benefit of a keyboard tray is that when used correctly, you'll be typing at more effective angles. This will help you improve the rate at which you type, while helping you effectively fight back against Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Height Adjustable Workstations
Height adjustable desks and workstations are the latest ergonomic craze. These high tech products promote continuous body movement in the workplace. As sitting for long periods of time can cause major health problems, a sit to stand desk will help you fight back. When switching from sitting to standing positions to work you'll be reducing fatigue and improving blood flow. Brands like Global Total Office, Mayline, ESI Ergonomic Solutions, and OFM, Inc. all offer excellent height adjustable desk solutions that should be considered by any worker looking to kick workplace ergonomics into high gear. The ergonomic world has come a long way. Adjustable height desks used to require us to hand crank them into standing positions. Now these modernized stations go up and down with the touch of a button. While sit to stand desks are not the best option for ever space, the really come in handy in training room and classroom environments. Many schools are switching to sit to stand desks to help their students work more comfortably and efficiently.
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