Do you work a 9-to-5 job that keeps you behind a desk all day? Do you feel it has been taking a toll on your physical and mental self?
You’re not alone.
This is a common problem that exists throughout the United States.
Over the last decade, numerous studies have continuously found that over 80-percent of Americans work in some form of blue-collar job, each spending over 2,000 hours each year sitting down. This doesn’t even include the average 13 hours a day Americans, in general, spend sitting down between work and home on a computer; playing games, watching television, reading or surfing the internet. This epidemic – often viewed as the “Sitting Disease” – has not only had a devastating effect on mental health outcomes and eye sight, it has also greatly affected individual sleep patterns, decreases one’s metabolism, increases the likelihood of varicose veins and muscle atrophy, and increases risk for a wide number of physical health conditions (i.e. heart disease, cancer, obesity, musculoskeletal disorders, diabetes, and so on) or even death.
In addition, according to the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), an individual who spends such an extensive amount of time each day being excessively sedentary is more likely to not only be affected by a greater number of lifespan-reducing illnesses, they are also likely to experience more workplace injuries associated with the back, neck, arms, hands, wrists, fingers, shoulders and legs. This in turn may not only cause both short- or long-term physical problems, such can also lead to poor organizational productivity and efficiency, significant loss in income, higher costs for businesses due to medical claims, and at times indefinite disabilities that prevent employees from continuing a regular, full-time work schedule.
Thankfully, Better Office Furniture of St. Louis, MO has a solution…
In recent years, more and more studies have found the innate benefits of ergonomic workplaces, including adjustable height workstations.
Defined, an ergonomic workplace is a work setting that is scientifically designed to fit the needs of the worker, rather than attempting to adapt the physical self to the needs of the job. Such often includes what types of tasks, tools and equipment are required for the employee, but especially includes the necessary work station that the individual needs to reduce any physical stress on their body and prevent any future workplace hazards.
An adjustable height workstation is one of many ways to prevent ergonomic issues in the work setting, whether it is for a large corporation or home-based business. Unlike traditional desks, an adjustable height desk or workstation allows your body to move like it was designed to do so, rather than staying stagnant for hours on end. With the ability to change from sitting to standing positions with great ease, such movement – in addition to more active movements for at least five-minutes every hour – ensures that you maintain good spinal health, circulation throughout your legs and arms, and reduces the risk of muscle fatigue. In addition, individuals tend to have about 20-percent more physical stamina while standing up compared to sitting, and they remain more focused throughout the work day and burn almost triple the calories.
Not only do adjustable height workstations provide you with optimal comfort and health for any individual of any size, you will also be significantly reducing your economic footprint. Additional studies have found that adjustable height workstations help employees maintain a healthy weight and improve air quality due to better office air flow, in addition to utilizing far less resources for workplace tools, equipment, or the need to purchase bulkier and less reliable desks or workstations in the future.
Furthermore, when efforts are taken to significantly reduce common ergonomic hazards, employers and employees are likely to witness a decrease in the number of musculoskeletal disorder based occurrences, an increase in productivity due to heightened employee comfort and workplace satisfaction, higher quality project or product outcomes with a faster turnaround time, fewer absences and turnover rates, lower worker’s compensation costs, and a more positive attitude driven work environment overall.
What we offer…
Adjustable height workstations are great for home office workers, daily computer desk users, high school or college students, blue collar workers stuck in cubicles, and business executives.
Better Office Furniture currently offers electric height-adjustable tables that are 72-inches wide and 24-inches in diameter. These beautifully crafted tables are heavy duty and include an electric console that has features that are easy to utilize, including an LED height indicator that allows you to simple raise and lower the table top to your personally desired height and save programmable presets. The single motor construction can hold up to 220-pounds, has a classic silver base and customizable colored tops in Dark Walnut, White, Cherry, and Gray Speckle.
With a touch of a button, you will be able to quietly and quickly create your own optimal work station and change positions from sitting to standing at your own leisure whether at work or home. Having this power will not only make you happier and more productive with your everyday work, but will also make you feel more empowered and confident as an employee overall. While the initial costs may be higher than your average work station, these ergonomic friendly workstations are worth price and are guaranteed to last for years to come.
So why not improve the lives of your employees, the quality of your products and customer service, and the cost and productivity effectiveness of your company by investing in ergonomic friendly workstations that are truly worth the price?
Better Office Furniture of St. Louis, MO only seeks to provide its customers with high-quality office furniture that will last for years to come. We know how your office furniture is an integral part of your everyday life, so we want to provide you with a more productive work experience in a beautifully crafted office space that demonstrates its value ten-fold.
If you have any questions regarding our current adjustable height workstations or other ergonomic friendly workplace products that can be shipped nationwide, and how to successfully plan your office space, give us a call at (314) 266-9083.