Wednesday, January 4, 2017

5 Ways To Start 2017 With An Ergonomic Bang

As the year begins, most workers are looking for ways to become more ergonomically efficient in. If you want to start off on the right foot, you're in the right place. Today on the Office Anything Blog we'll provide cool product suggestions and tips that will help you skyrocket productivity. Enjoy!

1.) Sit To Stand

Sit To Stand Desktop Riser

First things first, you gotta sit to stand! Working from a seated position for long periods of time is unhealthy. By providing yourself with the ability to work standing up, you'll be able to minimize downtime and maximize productivity. We recommend integrating a sit to stand desktop addition like the 5100 model from OFM, or the Volante from Systematix. These versatile office accessories attach easily to almost any desk surface to improve blood flow and promote continuous movement.

2.) Adjust or Upgrade

Office Chair from iDesk

When you are sitting, do you feel properly supported by your office chair? The odds are, your chair is due for an adjustment. Take the time to pull out your owner's manual and do a quick refresher on your chair features. Optimize the angle and height at which you sit to ensure you're operating effectively.

If you're chair just isn't cutting it, make an investment into productivity and upgrade. Awesome office chairs are available from brands like Eurotech, Offices To Go, and iDesk that will help you kick comfort into overdrive without breaking the bank. In the long run, even the most expensive desk chair is only as good as it's owner. Wether you adjust or upgrade,  you'll need to master your chair features and benefits to be at your best.

3.) Two Screens Are Better Than One

Dual Screen Monitor System

Still operating with a single computer screen on the factory base? End 2016 with an ergonomic bang by making the switch to a dual screen mounting system from a reputable brand like ESI. The articulating monitor arms from ESI provide unparalleled adjustment capabilities that will reduce visual strain and neck pain while simultaneously improving the rate at which you compute and increasing usable desk space.

4.) Post Posture Tips

It's hard to remember how to sit and operate effectively during hectic work days. Studies have shown that making a list of posture tips and posting them within eye sight of your computer screen will keep them fresh in your mind, thus causing you to engage them even when busy!

5 Posture Tips for Improved Operating:

  1. Keep Back In Contact With Chair At All Times
  2. Keep Feet Flat and Facing Forward
  3. Raise Computer Screens To Eye Level
  4. Don't Look Down To Type
  5. Take Short Breaks To Avoid Fatigue

5.) Accessorize

Ergonomic Keyboard Tray

No office space is truly complete without at least a few ergonomic add-ons. While you should't rush out to purchase every popular ergonomic product on the market, you should do a little homework on those with the potential to truly improve your personal effectiveness. If keyboard tray is still sitting on your desk, an articulating system is the perfect place to start. A retractable keyboard tray that raises and lowers will help you compute at correct angles while reducing the risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. In addition, you may consider adding an ergonomic foot rest. While it sounds simple, simple products like a foot rest can yield major productivity results as they improve comfort while eliminating strain. If you can, take the time to visit your physician. Discuss areas of discomfort with them and they'll be happy to make ergonomic suggestions to have your interior properly accessorized in no time.

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