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
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.