Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Workplace Ergonomics: Movement Matters

Did you know that sitting for long periods of time can actually shorten your life span? It's true! To avoid this common problem, you've got to keep moving. Continuous movement in the workplace is an absolute must. Movement creates good blood flow and reduces fatigue to help you maintain high productivity levels during those long days at the office.

Your office chair should be treated like a best friend. When used correctly, it's always go your back! Take the time to master your chair and understand it's adjustment videos. If you need a little help, don't be afraid to check out demo videos online. You can also ask the pros! Seating specialists are always happy to provide the ergonomic tips needed to help you achieve a better sit.

This year, Smart chairs are dominating the market. What's a smart chair you ask? Smart chairs are seating solutions that automatically react to user movements and limit the need for constant adjusting with levers and tension knobs. Smart chairs like the 6671-2 model from the Global Total Office Arti seating collection boast articulating backs that mimic the human spine. The Arti will reshape itself and move automatically to mimic your profile.

You can further promote movement in the workplace with an ergonomic monitor mount. Articulating mounts attach directly to desk surfaces and provide a wide range of adjustment capabilities. Today's top computer screen mounts help to reduce visual strain and increase usable desk space by moving your screens where you need them, when you need them.

Fatigue is a productivity killer! A lack of movement in the workplace will have the fatigue monster ready to rear it's nasty head. That being said, it's important to take short breaks as often as possible. Even during busy days, you need to stand up from your desk and walk around a bit. A 10 minute break once per hour will allow your body to readjust while getting the blood flowing.

Take your quest for continuous workplace movement a step further by committing to a deskercise routine. The ability to quickly and effectively use your workstation to stretch should not be overlooked. Deskercise has become incredibly popular in 2016 because it's simple and fun. It's also very beneficial. Stretching gets the blood flowing. Stretching gets you moving. Stretching is a must! Give deskercise a try today.  You'll be glad you did.

The quest for support and comfort is never complete! In the long run, movement in the workplace is a must. To become ergonomically correct, you need to move, and so do the products around you. Good posture habits, a quality office chair, and short breaks will set you on course for improved life in the office.

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