Ergonomic desks. Types. Benefits.

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Ergonomic desks. Types. Benefits

Have you heard of ergonomic desks? If not, let’s give you some information about them. The ergonomic desk (or Standing desk, etc.) is a desk designed to read, write or work on a computer while you are standing. It is made in different variations, patterns and styles.

All desks that allow work in the upright position are categorized as “standing” desks. They can be either fixed height (not moving and always high) or adjustable. The former have the disadvantage that they cannot be used in a sitting position. It is very important to change the position between sitting and standing, and vice versa, because if not, some health problems (such as varicose veins) can occur.

Most standard mass-produced desks have a fixed height. What makes adjustable ergonomic desks unique is the fact that they are extremely easy to adjust over a wide range (65 to 130 cm, for example).

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The main reason is that the desks adjust to the height of the person both sitting and standing.

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There are characteristics that determine whether an ergonomic desk is good enough:

  • Height range - The larger it is, the greater the ergonomics (this is what makes the desk suitable for any person of different height).
  • Low noise - Extremely important especially for office space.
  • Stability - This is one of the main factors when it comes to this type of desk. The good ones have good stability even in the top position.
  • Warranty - A good warranty indicates the quality of production.
  • Load capacity - Electric is the highest load capacity. You can put 3.4, 5 monitors and it will be no problem.

After much research, scientists conclude that ergonomic desks have many benefits for human health and productivity, making them a very good choice for the office. Here are some of them:

  • Ergonomic desks reduce the risk of obesity.

Obesity is the result of consuming more calories than you burn. Of course, if it is the opposite, it weakens. Although sport is the most effective method of burning calories quickly, it is not enough if you are used to spending all your working day sitting in a chair. In fact, compared to sitting, the same amount of time spent standing is estimated to burn about 160-170 extra calories (making more than 1000 calories per week!) In the long run, it can affect your weight without the extra the need for exercise.

  • Standing can reduce the risk of heart disease and lower blood sugar levels.

According to scientists, even an hour of intense training can not compensate for the negative effect of sitting all day. Studies show that using an ergonomic work desk reduces blood sugar levels (mostly after lunch). This leads to a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. Another benefit is the improved blood circulation.

  • Ergonomic desks reduce back pain.

Most people who work in an office and spend between 8 and 12 hours sitting finally complaining of low back pain. Several studies conclude that people who start using ergonomic desks experience improvement in low back and neck pain after a 2-week period.

  • Ergonomic desks give you energy and good mood.

About 87% of people using ergonomic desks say they are less stressed and more energetic. After returning to their old desks, a return to the old state is noticed.

  • Ergonomic desks increase productivity.

Ergonomic desks are supposed to interfere with daily tasks such as writing and completing documents. Studies have shown that standing has no effect on minute typing or spelling. In fact, keeping in mind that improving mood and energy gives it even more productivity.

Another fact that proves that ergonomic bureaus increase productivity is that standing improves blood circulation and keeps the brain alert. It’s also harder to fall asleep if you’re upright instead of sitting. The reason is simple – you’re constantly on the lookout for what’s going on with your body.

  • Communication in the office is improving.

Sitting at the desk leads to missed opportunities for conversations with colleagues or to notice something important is happening. Standing offers more opportunities to talk with colleagues face to face, even for just a few minutes. This improves communication because instead of sending an email to someone, you can talk to him directly.

  • Ergonomic desks make people "ready for action".

When in a sitting position, it can take time to get out of the desk in case of emergency or if you just realized you are late for an appointment. Ergonomic desks make things easier and quicker to respond.

  • Ergonomic desks reduce the risk of cancer.

Lack of physical activity is a major cause of breast and colon cancer. There is no definite answer as to why this is, but it may be due to the increase in C-reactive protein found in people who sit for long periods.

  • Ergonomic desks help you live longer.

Many studies show a link between sedentary life and dying earlier. In fact, according to scientists, those who sit most are at a 49% increased risk of premature death than those who sit the least. In conclusion, the more you move, the healthier you are and therefore you will live longer. You can see how many benefits of ergonomic desks are. Don’t you think it’s high time you started using it.

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What a modern office looks like.

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Offices are no longer what they were in the past. White walls, white fluorescent lights have been replaced with colored and custom furniture. More and more business executives are embracing the idea of ​​making the office environment creative and well-intentioned. Why is that? The main reason is the fact that a good office environment stimulates productivity and inspires innovation.

Corporate giants like Google, Facebook, and Pixar have been demonstrating the same strategy, and it is certainly profitable!​

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What are the main features that make an office modern?

An office is expected to be attractive, impactful, and make employees feel flexible and relaxed. In this way, they are stimulated to be more productive without even realizing it. If you want to transform your office into a modern office, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Open office spaces - Working in a barrier-free office is a great way to make employees feel on-site as they can work as a team and also as managers because they can look after the whole team.
  • Well-intentioned reception - This is the first thing customers will see. Therefore, the reception should be professional and friendly when welcoming the reception. Customers should feel that this is the right place they are looking for and expecting to find.
  • Open office spaces - Working in a barrier-free office is a great way to make employees feel on-site as they can work as a team and also as managers because they can look after the whole team.
  • Adding Items for Extra Positivity - Smart managers know how to inspire and motivate their employees.

Why is an investment in ergonomic furniture a good investment? What exactly are the benefits to the business?

  • Reducing fatigue, confusion and tension
  • An average of 54% reduction in muscle pain
  • Average productivity increase of 42%
  • Increase calories burned - 50 extra calories per hour
  • Reduced risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and depression
  • More energy, focus, productivity, collaboration and creativity

Another interesting fact is that one third of office employees would like the company to provide them with ergonomic seats and 82% believe that they will be more productive and concentrated when using them. This is a situation where everyone wins. Employees are happier, more positive and healthy, and companies save money on medical expenses and lost work days, while enjoying a boost because of higher productivity and more positive employees.

Therefore, if you join the revolution of rising desks, you will certainly see how much better you feel and how much more work you can do! Investing in ergonomic furniture is a long-lasting investment – keep in mind! Think about the future development of the company, making the right decisions!

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