3 Top Trends in Workplace Ergonomics

Don't Let Sitting Disease Creep Up On You

Do you spend most of your day sitting at your desk?

While the effects might not seem immediate, studies have shown constantly sitting can have major side effects on your long-term health such as:

  • Increased risk of obesity
  • Increased risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Increased risk of metabolic problems
  • Increased risk of pain due to bad posture

Research is currently being done in the field of workplace ergonomics to counter these prevalent concerns. The goal is to create a comfortable and well-designed work environment that promotes employee well-being and productivity.

Here are 3 of the top trends in workplace ergonomics:

1. Sit-Stand Desks

We need to make a conscious effort to improve our overall activity levels and the sit‑stand desk is a great step in the right direction.

This type of desk takes the best of both worlds approach. A lever, either mechanical or electrical, allows you to adjust it to the required height.

It's up to you to decide how long you want to divide your time between sitting and standing. One trick is to reserve your sitting for when you truly need to concentrate while staying standing as long as you're not experiencing muscle fatigue.

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2. Ergonomic Chairs

Choosing the right chair plays a big role in promoting a healthy posture. One key point is selecting chairs that are adjustable to your specific body type.

Some common features to look for are:

  • Adjustable seat height
  • Adjustable lumbar hieght
  • Adjustable seat depth
  • Adjustable arm height

Ergonomic chairs also have different weight capacity ratings that you need to consider when making your choice..

Check out our in-depth seating guide.

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3. Ergonomic Computer Accessories

There are many computer accessories that have been designed with ergonomics in mind.

For instance, a new trend is to use adjustable monitor arms that promote comfortable viewing and reduced neck pain due to poor screen positioning.

Another popular accessory is articulating keyboard and mouse pads that encourage proper arm positioning and reduced wrist pain.

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