Advice on Ergonomic Office Furniture


Advice on Ergonomic Office Furniture

The list of health dangers and risks associated with long periods of sitting is so exhaustive that sitting is increasingly being referred to as the new smoking of our generation.

High blood pressure, obesity, poor nutrition, and musculoskeletal disorders like back, neck and shoulder pain are just some of the risks associated with sedentary work.

Too much sitting can increase your chance of heart disease by as much as 50%. This is really alarming, but prolonged sitting seems to be something we don’t really think about because everyone else is doing it, too.

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It might be something you’ve thought about; something that has been pushed to the end of your ever-growing to-do list, but it’s something employers and employees can no longer ignore. Bad workplace habits are becoming deadly.

If sedentary work is something you’d like to adjust, the following tips will help you make both small and large changes in the office that your health will thank you for.

Advice on ergonomic furniture for employers

– Firstly, raise awareness of the risks of prolonged sitting. People will be reluctant to even consider change their work habits (that they’re totally used to) unless they know the benefits it will provide. Inform employers with emails, during team meetings, and by displaying posters around the office.

– Next, review and assess what your current working environment looks like, and see whether there are ways you can incorporate standing and movement in various day-to-day tasks that are normally undertaken sitting. Consider standing meetings.

– Talk with your employees: find out what they think, and see if you can collectively come up with concepts that will get people moving more and breaking up their sitting routine throughout the day.

– If you determine ergonomic furniture is an option for you and your employees, ensure that this kind of environment is promoted and supported: encourage workers to not only learn about health benefits, but actually take part. Run trials with your staff, allowing them to test new practises and furniture.
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Ergonomic office furniture can provide a huge amount of health benefits and can help minimise common workplace injuries and strains.

Sit-stand desks give users ultimate control, as they are fully adjustable and can be raised or lowered as often as required throughout a working day.

– Correctly positioned computer monitors can ease back, neck, and shoulder tension. Monitor arms are a perfect

solution for you to gain complete control of the positioning, like the height and angle, of your computer screen.

Tips for employees

– Use the stairs instead of the lift whenever possible.

– Take your lunch break away from your desk. Take this time to have a five or ten minute walk around the block.

– Regularly break up your day, even if it’s a 60-second walk to the bathroom or kitchen.

– If you can, walk or ride your bike to work. Even standing up on the train will help!

Ergomotion’s diverse product range allow each individual user complete control of their workplace environment.

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Guy Director
Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Ergomotion Director since 2005.

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Andrew Pieterse 14/06/24

Great service and really quick shipping. It is great to know that you are getting quality parts from a Scandinavian manufacturer with your standing desk purchase rather than the cheap knock off stuff you get from other major brands. Reasonably priced for the quality too!

Janette Clarke 20/05/24

Guy was very accommodating with meeting him at a time that suited me. He assembled the desk prior to me collecting so I only had to carry it inside with help (it's pretty heavy). The desk is great, the storage racks underneath with the 6 x built in powerpoints was worth the extra money. I have a functioning & tidy workplace.
Guy was brilliant, I highly recommend.

Nickel 10/05/24

Have now purchased 2 stand up office desks off Guy, benchmark sales service from him, all via email, so easy; from quote to plug in, only matched by the strong quality of these machines, solid and stable. If only everything in life was this easy and reliable.

Jennifer Fadriquela 23/03/24

I purchased an EDesk this month from Ergomotion, and it was a remarkably smooth transaction. Guy was eager to answer all my questions before my purchase. As a first-time buyer of a standing desk, I truly appreciated how he addressed my queries with thorough details and provided options within my budget.

The delivery process was also smooth, despite a slight delay in the ETA. Guy ensured I received all necessary updates from the courier/removalist.

I've been using the desk for a couple of weeks now and I'm satisfied with it. It's sturdy on all height adjustments and the motor works as expected. I also like oak finish because it's clean-looking and suits my room setup.

Overall, I'm happy with my purchase and I'll definitely recommend Ergomotion to someone looking for their desk needs.

Josh Oliver 04/02/24

I've had an ergomotion desk for 10 years. It's still as good today as it was brand new. Over the years Guy has always responded promptly to any guidance I've needed (mostly help putting the desk back together after removalists take it apart).

Michael Cheung 18/01/24

Great service from Guy and the team at Ergomotion! Helped with all my queries and was able to source a standing desk part for me when many others weren't able! Highly recommend!

Shao Lei 30/11/23

Decent desk and awesome service. Highly recommend

Rod Hathway 10/11/23

Awesome experience. Great value, super customer experience, ordered, assembled and picked up in 24 hours!

Dom K 06/11/23

Skip the big name brands and buy from Guy instead, 10/10 linak parts with a very well built tabletop.

Chris Wu 06/11/23

I purchased the edesk from Guy at Ergomotion. Guy was a pleasure to deal with and the desk arrived the next day. Guy was highly knowledgeable on the desk and provided very prompt support on the installation. I can highly recommend Ergomotion.