Sitting at your office desks for long hours can not only cause eye strain but also lead to common chronic problems like carpal tunnel syndrome and recurring stress injuries. Back, neck, and shoulder pains, as well as headaches, and many other health problems are also caused by sitting at regular office chairs for long durations. But did you know that you can prevent all these with a simple restructuring of your office furniture and using ergonomic desks and office chairs? Learn about these wonderful office furnishings along with their health benefits and more by reading through the article.
The Benefits of Ergonomic Office Chairs and Desks Written By: Scott Lee – http://officefurnitureanddesks.com/ The words office ergonomics and computer ergonomics are usually used to represent the same thing. These terms are often referring to the right body-adapted ergonomic office chairs, desks, keyboards, mice, and so on. Sitting at office chairs and desks that doesn’t have an ergonomic design can lead to common chronic problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome and recurring stress injuries. Back, neck, and shoulder pains, as well as headaches, and many other health problems are also caused by office chairs and desks with the wrong ergonomics. Regardless of the job, ergonomic office chairs paired with the right desks proves itself worthy of your budget because of it lessens the pain while increasing your productivity. You may be in search for new pair of office chairs and desks but if you are willing to purchase a second hand pair, then you may find a used but genuine ergonomic set, or even a relatively expensive pair on online stores if you’re lucky enough. However, it’s not likely that you'll be able to find the luxurious, ergonomic office chairs and desks at very cheap prices. Ergonomic executive office chairs usually have adjustable neck rest or headrest. In case you're working in a lab setting, an ergonomic lab stool or lab chair on a lofty cylinder with arms will be the best for you. If you're working on higher stool then having a foot rest is necessary in order to have the right support for you’re your knees, ankles and feet. Task office chairs also feature adjustable height, rotating arm rests, as well as linear tracking arms. Ergonomic office chairs and desks for intensive use are very robust and mainly need to be designed with ergonomics in mind because workers are The Benefits of Ergonomic Office Chairs and Desks © 2010 normally sitting on them for very long durations. Also known as 24/7 seats, these chairs are for control rooms, dispatch room and security monitoring areas, as well as 911 emergency dispatch centers. There are adjustable seat pans which can be tilted either forward or backward. The hydraulic height adjustment feature lets the worker adjust the chair so the feet can relax on the footrest or floor while the upper body is aligned properly with the desks, monitor, mouse and keyboard. The angle of the whole seat is changed by the tilt adjustment or chair recline. The tilt system ensures support as you shift and recline, and it's best to rest your back in quite a reclined posture as you work on your desk. An armrest ease the pressure on one’s back, however, they may interfere with low desks. Ample lumbar support is a very critical element of a chair’s backrest. With the backrest’s adjustable angle, reclined chairs can divert some of the upper body weight to the chair’s backrest. Each time you see chairs and desks that are labeled “ergonomically designed”, it may not always mean that they are certified ergonomic and may just be a marketing ploy. So take these considerations in mind and test the ergonomic furniture firsthand to make sure that you’re investing on a genuine ergonomic pair and avail of its health and performance benefits. The Benefits of Ergonomic Office Chairs and Desks © 2010
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