Tired of always feeling drowsy at work with consistent aches and pains? Maybe you should take a look at adjusting your workspace. Ergonomics is actually the science of conforming an office area to the comfort of an employee for maximum productivity. Different products have been modified to increase physical energy and productivity while decreasing the potential for injury.
You need to keep two things in mind when looking for an ergonomic keyboard. Does it have integrated palm supports and a completely split keyboard? These two features almost always support a relaxed neck and shoulders. The Kinesis Freestyle VIP has both of these.
To reduce stress and muscle strain on your wrists, get an Ergonomic mouse. The Evoluent Vertical Mouse 4 may require some getting used to but it will ultimately reduce your chance of developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
3. Monitor Display Arm
Display arms give you the opportunity to adjust the computer monitor easily so you are provided with the best viewing distance. Targus Ergonomic Single LCD Display Arm offers adjustable height and pivoting arm for a reasonable price. And it will save you some desk space!
There are many benefits to a footrest. The Kensington Solemate Plus Adjustable Footrest can help prevent blood clots, varicose veins and take the pressure of your back.
Ergonomic desks are designed to make it easy to maintain great posture due to the addition of a keyboard tray. Techni Mobili Deluxe Ergonomic Compact Desk accommodates notebooks or a desktop computer and provides a keyboard tray to help keep your arms at an even level.
Ergonomic chairs are designed to support your neck and back while reducing pressure on your spinal discs. The EQA Home CoolMesh Synchro-Tilt delivers full swivel control, tilt with locking position, seat and back height adjustments, and height and width armrest adjustments.
7. Back Rest
In addition to or in lieu of an ergonomic chair, you can always look into an ergonomic backrest to put on your current chair. Fellowes makes a simple ergonomic backrest that is made with high density foam that promotes neutral posture.
Task lighting is lighting without glare or shadows can reduce eye fatigue and headaches. Luxo Terea uses LED bulbs and allows light to fall asymmetrically across the worksurface.
9. Air Purifier
Ergonomics is more than just how to improve your posture, it’s about creating a healthy work environment. One thing commonly overlooked is air quality. The Humanscale Zon Air Purifier, cleans the air around your workspace with minimal noise and space.
Ergonomic binders have a special spine that creates a comfortable grip while handling or removing. Samsill Ergonomic binders have been awarded the Comfort Certification by United States Ergonomics. The curved-back spine adds a more comfortable grip and easily houses oversized indexes and sheet protectors.
For improved productivity and work quality take a closer look at your workspace environment and make the necessary moves to create a more comfortable area. What steps could you take to make your desk area ergonomic?