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Get Moving—Office Furniture Ergonomics

July 26, 2013
Get Moving—Office Furniture Ergonomics
Sitting or standing for long periods of time can be a challenge for anybody; regardless of how fit you are or are not. When working in a stationary situation, there are a few things to be aware of and keep in mind. If worked in to your daily routine, these same things can prevent injury, save you the pain and strain, and boost your productivity.

Get moving!

Cramped muscles, strained backs; the solution is simple. The first and foremost tip that will save your body years of wear and tear is to get moving! Whether you're sitting in an office chair or standing in a line, change your positions frequently! Just get on the move. Stand or sit, stretch, take a short walk. Things as small as shifting your weight from side to side while sitting in your office chair can make a big difference in the long run.

Change it up!

When at your workstation, whether standing or sitting, using an alternate posture for just a few moments can be a very powerful way to regain some of the tissue elasticity needed to protect your body and your joints in particular. When changing your posture, the movement created returns the elasticity to the tissues in your muscles and joints. You don’t have to stop work and go for a jog or full-body stretching routine. If you consistently change and stretch throughout your day you can greatly minimize the effects of working in a stationary posture.

Watch out for Fatigue

People don’t generally associate sitting in an office chair with fatigue. Fatigue generally comes to mind with a rigorous activity like rock climbing or running. But, sitting in an office chair for days, in the same position, puts demands on a specific set of muscles and ligaments, and can cause havoc in your body when performed for extended periods of time. Take note of your body’s signals throughout your day. On an hourly basis, assess your body and make adjustments to avoid injury or pain.

Invest in Ergonomic Office Furniture

This cannot be stressed enough. The importance of having well proportioned and ergonomic office furniture is imperative to both your employee’s health and the productivity of your organization. Look for furniture that is both adjustable and quality. That way, as employees come and go; you’ll have office furniture that will last and be able to adapt to the different needs of different workers. Look for items like keyboards, desk chairs, office desks, filing cabinets and other items that will offer comfort, support and flexibility.
If you’re interested in finding out more about ergonomic office furniture, give us a call here at Crites & Riddell today. Our friendly staff is waiting to help you find the best products for your business.
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