Today’s modern workplace is dominated by a growing presence of technology. Employees spend much of their time responding to e-mail, writing reports, and participating in web conferences, all of which require long periods of computer use. For the average worker, this has led to an increase in the number of musculoskeletal problems such as eye fatigue, lower back pain, and wrist discomfort.
An increasing number of work-related problems are due to prolonged use of the computer. More and more organizations are beginning to see the connection between workers’ malaise, waste of time and productive time. The proactive management of discomfort levels, therefore, becomes an important business strategy. Involving key stakeholders (especially the facility managers at Corporate in India) is a crucial first step in developing an ergonomics program. It is important to raise awareness of ergonomic issues and to understand what are the common physical problems faced by modern computer users.
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THE HEALTH RISKS OF PROLONGED SITTING
For years, traditional offices were the standard of office. It was not unusual for employees to work all day long while just getting up for the lunch break. Yet, over time, research has continued to show how sedentary behavior is harmful to our long-term health. Adults spend an average of 8 – 10 hours a day sedentary behaviors that can contribute to diabetes and cardiovascular disease – the leading cause of death in the country. Even more troubling, moderate exercise does not negate the negative impact of the time we spend not moving at all.
THE SITTING/STANDING REVOLUTION
As an alternative, many people are switching to standing desks, but standing all day isn’t the solution, either! Research has linked health hazards for both sitting and standing for prolonged periods.
THE SOLUTION? FIND A BALANCE BETWEEN SITTING AND STANDING ALL DAY LONG
Changing sitting or standing all day is not only good for productivity & energy, but also for overall health. Studies have shown that the incorporation of standing periods can burn calories, have a positive impact on well-being and prevent diseases such as heart disease, obesity, and hypertension.
BUILD A SIT/STAND WORKSTATION FOR THE MODERN WORKPLACE.
Many offices are turning to dynamic workstations and activity-based activities that require tools to support the latest collaboration and technology. The unique sit/stand workstation offers intuitive functionality (which does not interrupt the workflow), cable management capabilities, an elegant aesthetic that fits easily into any office space, and a design that supports modern office tools and collaboration.
As more and more companies continue to create wellness cultures, we expect sitting/standing solutions to be at the forefront.