People who spend their entire workdays sitting down are at risk. Too much time sitting down can contribute to many health issues, including arthritis, dementia, heart disease, osteoporosis, and more. Using the right office chair goes a long way toward reducing these risks, but that’s just the first step you can take to improve health in the office.
The Accessories You Need
It takes more than a chair to be comfortable and healthy at work. Here’s our list of five essential ergonomic accessories that will make your office a more comfortable and more productive place to get work done:
1. Keyboard Tray
When your keyboard is on top of your desk, it puts your hands and wrists in an unnatural, uncomfortable position. A keyboard tray puts your keyboard and mouse in a position that encourages better posture. Using a keyboard tray is the best way to reduce your risk of carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress injuries. It’s an essential accessory whether you work from a standing or seated position.
2. LED Task Light
Ergonomics isn’t just about positioning your body. It also means having enough light to see what you’re doing so you don’t damage your vision. For most people, the best choice to ensure this is an LED task light. These lights are bright, and many of them have an adjustable color temperature and hue that can give you exactly the light you want
3. Monitor Arm
No two people are exactly alike. The monitor position that works for you may not work for someone else, so easily movable monitor arms are great for desks used by more than one person. It’s also convenient for people to be able to move their monitor during the day as they move their body. Whether you frequently change your position in the chair, or you work at an adjustable desk and go from sitting to standing often, an adjustable monitor arm puts your screen just where you need it.
4. Adjustable Footrest
Blood clots are one of the biggest problems for people who spend too much time sitting. When blood pools in your legs, it can lead to swelling and other more dangerous consequences. A quality footrest isn’t just healthier than keeping your feet on the floor but a lot more comfortable too.
5. Height Adjustable Desk
Most people who choose an adjustable height or sit-to-stand desk do so for comfort. When you can change positions during the day, you’re likely to feel better throughout. However, the benefits don’t end there. Many studies have shown that changing positions regularly can make you more creative, more productive, and healthier as well.
No matter what furniture and accessories you need to keep your employees happy and healthy at work, Modern Office has the best selection in the industry, and we’ll ship your order for free anywhere within the contiguous United States. We have the best furniture at the best prices. When you’re ready to get started, complete our online contact form or call us at 1-800-443-5117.