As a business owner, it only makes sense to improve employee efficiency and comfort in the workplace. Endless studies have consistently shown that correct ergonomic design helps to reduce discomfort at work, which increases job satisfaction, productivity and employee wellness – and reduces costs to the organization in the long run. Create. Activate. Motivate.
The average employee is working longer hours and the needs of today’s workplace continues to change. Our health and well being at work are more important now more than ever. This is NOT A FAD! It’s a NECESSITY.
Finding workplace solutions that adjust to the user, promote spontaneous movement and counter the negative effects of sedentary behavior is key for wellness at work. The active workspace is a relatively new but important concept that encourages balance, so employees can easily and simply build more activity into their daily routine for long term health.
What Exactly Is An “Active Workspace”?
The active workplace doesn’t require constant movement, like utilizing a treadmill desk. An active workspace encourages gentle activity throughout the day to foster health, well-being and productivity. We are all aware that office life can feel stagnant from time to time, but by moving more and engaging with more intuitive work tools, the workplace can be transformed into a hub for flexibility, creativity, motivation, and wellness.
Why Does Having An Active Workplace Matter?
For decades, sitting at a desk has been the office standard. But thanks to science and research, we know that sedentary behavior causes a host of chronic health and wellness problems – from obesity to chronic neck and back pain to poor circulation to premature spinal disc degeneration – and is detrimental to our long-term well being.
Sitting all day has proven to be unhealthy, but standing all day can be damaging to your health too. What should we do? More activity, both in and out of the office. Employees need to strike a balance between seating and standing positions. That can be achieved through the use of height-adjustable sit/stand desks.
More movement benefits our well being and reduces the risk of injury and fatigue. A 2009 Mayo Clinic study found that it was possible to burn an additional 340 calories per day by spending two hours standing instead of sitting, while researchers suggest standing for 15 minutes every hour invigorates the mind and body, boosting circulation, taking pressure off the spine and allowing the muscles to stretch and refresh.
By activating your workplace, you can improve comfort, productivity and quality of life for everybody, including those who have never worked with ergonomic tools or sit/stand solutions.
How Can Advanced Furniture Solutions Help?
We represent several manufacturers that have products that make life more comfortable. Designs that are simple, beautiful and durable, and built to support spontaneous movement throughout the workday.
- Chairs that intuitively recline.
- Sit/stand solutions that move effortlessly when you want them to.
- Lighting that reacts to your presence and offer user customized illumination.
- Monitor arms that are truly flexible so you can be too.
It’s time that you develop the groundwork for a healthy working life. Don’t delay. Your back and neck are depending on you. Contact us online today to request more information!