A Little Bit of Office Ergonomics
Most of us modern day people sit our days out; it’s not an exaggeration, it’s a fact. If being sedentary at home wasn’t bad enough (you have to admit, being a couch potato is appealing!), many of us continue the sitting streak even at work, stuck in offices. It’s needless to point out this can be damaging to our well-being, more so when it happens on a daily basis.
If you can’t afford to change your job, and if the addition of some sort of exercise weekly doesn’t ameliorate the workout-sedentary ratio, then it’s time you implemented some changes in your very own workplace with the simple addition of ergonomics. Since most of us spend hours and hours staring at the computer monitors, solution can come in the form of ergonomic computer monitor, or rather the so-called monitor arm.
Along with eliminating the risks of repetitive strain injury (your neck and back are going to thank you for making this purchase!) with the chance to have the monitor adjusted in the angle that most suits your comfortable, natural posture, the addition of ergonomic computer monitor can also be of help when it comes to keeping your desk more organised and clean; no more slouching, and desk clutter! Inviting zen into your workplace has never been easier.
Having in mind such monitor arms can hold up plenty of weight, are made of quality, and recyclable materials, can be tilted up and down up to 80 degrees, and left and right up to 90 so you can properly position the monitor (or monitors) at an arm’s length away, thanks to the use of latest technology, they are also equipped with USB ports to provide easy charging access for your electronics – ergonomics can be affordable, durable, and versatile, the ideal workplace investment.
Wanting to further implement the benefits of ergonomics, you should consider the rest of your office furniture, from the desk, to the chair, including the mouse, the keyboard, and other ergonomic accessories, in the likes of lumbar cushions, footrests, wristrests, and forearm supports. Apart from utmost comfort from your chair, it should be at the right height, with feet touching the ground well when seated – shorter people could use the help of footrests.
Ergonomic mouse and keyboard help you cut down the risks of carpal tunnel syndrome, so whenever you have to work with your hands, you wouldn’t feel the pressure on the wrist’s median nerve, as for the desk, a sit-stand workstation would do you well when you want to have a bit of rest from sitting hours on end, and do a bit of work as you stand. When it comes to accessories, they just amplify the feeling of comfort, as they relieve the pressure points. Yes, office comfort is possible!