One more new year started, and you are still working at an old desk? Well, you know that an average person spends the majority of their life at work – whether it is a remote or an office position. It means that taking proper care of your working place is a must.
It includes not only creating a nice environment. It also isn’t limited to getting quality working equipment. If you have a top-notch computer, and your home studio, office, or your working place is nice to look at, it doesn’t mean yet that it is arranged in the healthiest way.
A Standing Desk Might Become a Game Changer
Are you using a usual desk or a standing one? If a usual desk is your common working space, you might have already felt that after a couple of hours, you start feeling unpleasant sensations such as:
- Pains in the back
- Pains in the neck
- Stiffness in wrists and fingers.
These are common symptoms caused by an incorrect back and neck posture, prolonged sitting periods, and so on. And you can be sure that these unpleasant sensations accompany any office worker who doesn’t care about proper office furniture.
How to avoid them or get rid of them?
The most evident way is to purchase a quality standing desk. Now, instead of a common option, you can choose a bamboo standing desk.
What is so special about it? Well, the look, to start with. It is unique, indeed. In most cases, you can choose between a light and a darker shade. But the most precious thing is the look of natural bamboo.
Bamboo is known for being a very resistant material. So, your new desk will serve you for ages without losing its initial attractive look.
Also, now, environmentally friendly materials are in trend. Bamboo is a natural material that doesn’t cause any harm to the environment.
Of course, you are not limited to this option only. You can choose any desk made from classic materials. Any desk size and shape is either available or can be made upon request if you contact a reliable manufacturer.
Along with a nice look, you get a lot of benefits for your health. So, a standing desk takes care of your physical condition because it:
Enables you to interchange a sitting and a standing position. You have a great opportunity to stretch your muscles and rest without interrupting work on your urgent tasks.
Allows you to exercise without leaving your working place. There are plenty of physical activities that can be done directly at the desk. For some of them, you need your new desk as support. The good thing is that its height can be adjusted as needed.
In the long run, you can prevent such heavy medical conditions as obesity, diabetes, and even cancer, researchers say.
Along with benefits for your physical condition, you can count on emotional benefits. It is clear: when you do not suffer from constant discomfort and pains, you feel better emotionally. Your mood doesn’t deteriorate after a couple of hours of work. And it leads to a boost in productivity. Needless to mention that when you feel better, you complete your work faster and better.
If you haven’t had a good chair, it is time to add it to your office environment. It will increase the benefits that you have gotten by purchasing a desk.
If you want a chair that is going to serve you for ages, pay attention to the following:
- The chair shall be height-adjustable for more comfort. You shall be able to adjust the height to the smallest fraction and create a perfect place for work.
- A headrest – it is always better when you have where to rest your head even during a short break. An ergonomic head-rest will serve the best purpose and will help you to keep your mind sharp even after hours of work.
- Armrests – they will relieve tiredness after long working hours. You don’t have to leave the chair to rest, arm-rests will provide the needed support for your arms and hands.
Do not forget though that now, you will be using a standing desk. Thus, a part of your working day you’ll spend in a standing position. That’s why an ergonomic carpet shall become a part of your office arrangement. It distributes your body weight evenly on your feet and prevents the feet from getting overtired. In the long run, it will help to prevent constant fatigue and even some foot diseases.
Now, you know how to organize your working place better to work more productively during the year. Do not hesitate to start right away. All the things are going to pay off asap because you will be healthier, happier, and more productive.
Hayley Mann is a technology enthusiast specializing in automation methods of ergonomics devices. Her engineering background helps her to create interesting articles on technical topics, making them understandable for all readers.