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Ergonomic Upgrades: The 4 Essentials for Your Office

 

I’m sure you’ve heard the term ergonomics buzzing around. Is it just a fancy type of standing desk? Nope. Ergonomics is actually a field of study that aims to understand people in their working environments. Ergonomists design and modify the work to fit the worker,

Areas that ergonomists have paid special attention to are equipment and furniture. With the right set up, there’s no need for your employees to hunch over all day and put their health at risk. Below are the 4 essentials for your office space.

  • Standing Desk

Sitting for long periods of time can tighten muscles and even cause headaches. What’s the solution? A standing desk is basically a regular desk, but tends to have longer legs that allow you to, well, stand. These desks can offer that must-needed relief from sitting, and provide all the benefits of standing. Best of all? You don’t need to stop working for even a second.

You might choose to have both a standing and traditional desk in the office. Or, you can save some room and purchase an adjustable test for all your standing and sitting needs.

  • Ergonomic Keyboard

While these wavy and bent ergonomic keyboards might seem weird at a first glance, this wacky design serves a purpose. You see, employees spend three hours a day typing away on their computers. With time, this can lead to wrist tightness, carpal tunnel, or the dreaded repetitive stress injury.

Currently suffer from wrist issues? The odd design of the keyboard prevents future injury and protects your wrists by positioning your hands in a neutral straight line.

  • Ergonomic Mouse

Just like with ergonomic keyboards, ergonomic mice are designed to combat and prevent painful conditions. Whenever you use a traditional mouse, your hand goes into a claw-shaped flexion. If you use a mouse for hours at a time, things will seriously start to hurt. Ergonomic mice are dented on the sides to promote upright hand and wrist posture (almost like a handshake) which is more joint friendly.

  • Monitor Mounts

If a computer monitor sits just a few inches too high or low – your neck and shoulders could be in trouble. Flexing or slouching to look at your monitor can cause joint problems in the long run.

Luckily, a monitor mount makes it easy to get your monitor to that perfect eye-level sweet spot. Beyond height, you can also customize the angle and depth of your monitor to your ergonomic likings.