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​Why You Need to Consider the Ergonomics of Your Office Furniture


If you are selecting new furniture for your office, it is important to consider both the style and functionality of each piece of furniture. Some people select their office furniture only based on style or price, but stylish furniture isn't always the most ergonomic. Don't sacrifice the quality of furniture to save a few dollars, because it can make a big difference on your overall health. Instead, it is better to use high quality furniture designed for the ergonomic features that are available.

Why Ergonomic Designs Matter

Repetitive motions can take a toll on the body, and many people are surprised to discover they are in pain after sitting all day long. Sitting and working at a desk is a low-impact activity, but certain repetitive motions can have a negative impact on various parts of the body.

If you ignore ergonomics, then it is likely that you will develop chronic pain over time. On the other hand, these problems can easily be avoided by using the right furniture and accessories in your office.

Types of Ergonomic Furniture

Here are a few pieces of office furniture that need to be considered:

  • Office Chair: When you are in a sitting position, it places added stress on the spine, which can eventually lead to chronic and compounding back pain. In order to avoid these problems, it is essential to find a chair that promotes good posture and supports your spine in the right way. Buying a good office chair provides the foundation for your ergonomic position while you are sitting.
  • Desk: Your desk is the central focus of your office design, and you need to make sure that the desk is set at the right height for optimal posture. Consider using an adjustable height desk, which allows you to change the height of the desk from a sitting to standing position, which is beneficial to increase motion during the day.
  • Computer Monitor: If you are constantly looking down at a computer monitor or the keyboard, it can put a strain on your neck and lead to neck pain. The monitor should be set in a position so that you can look straight ahead and have a clear view of the screen. Monitor height needs to be adjusted based on the height of the chair and the overall setup of your desk.
  • Keyboard: One of the most common repetitive injuries in an office is carpal tunnel syndrome, which is pain that develops in the wrists. Make sure your keyboard is positioned in a way to promote a natural alignment of the wrists. Setting the keyboard too high can result in tension and pain in the wrists, arms, and shoulders, because you will be constantly lifting the arms to accommodate the height of the keyboard. Instead, it is better to allow your arms to rest comfortably while you are typing.

As you can see, there are several elements that need to be considered when you are designing your office in an ergonomic way. These features all work together to ensure comfort and health, which is especially important if you spend a lot of time at your desk during the work day.

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