Aveline BABIN. Office Table. November 22nd , 2016.
Back and neck pain can be a major source of discomfort in the workplace. Hunching over an office table, every day for a long period of time and working in the same position is a major health hazard. Recent studies have shown that employers pay between - 15 to 18 billion dollars in workers compensation alone, every year. University Health Services - California, admits that eighty percent of adults are likely experience some type of lower back pain in their lifetime.
A sedentary working culture which involves sitting for long hours at one place has its own share of disadvantages. Improper sitting posture combined with stiff office chairs and uncomfortable work desks can often lead to severe back and neck aches, which can reduce productivity and also cause health issues in the long run. Lower back pain is second only to upper respiratory infections as a leading cause of absence from work.
Your office desks ability to function for various purposes is a big advantage for you. There are types of tables that can be modified. They can be assembled in certain shapes to accommodate the needs of its user. With this, you can arrange your table in a way that will make working easy and very convenient for you. Lastly, this very handy when you want or there is a need to re-arrange your office layout.
Such desks are also ideal for the comfort of leg and foot joints as they are generally designed to provide enough moving space for the leg and feet and often have some support features like foot rests. Foot rests are essential to ensure proper blood circulation in the leg and feet area, even more so in todays sedentary lifestyle where hectic schedules do not afford time for regular exercise. Thus, the benefits of ergonomic chairs and tables are many, making them a must in todays competitive work places.
The benefits of ergonomic office chairs and office tables are many. The first is the comfort factor which allows you to work for long hours without experiencing severe discomfort or joint pains. Ergonomic chairs for example have been built to support the body, especially the spine and neck and have the option to adjust the height, back support etc for added comfort. Also arm rests, which are a standard feature of ergonomic office chairs help in ensuring support to the elbows and arms, especially to someone whose job involves a lot of typing. All these features help in increasing productivity and lowering the health risks for employee at work.
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