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Stay Healthy

In a world where we all focus more and more on our life style health and being healthy, we need to secure that we during the day make exercises one way or the other.

For many who has an office work and sits with their computer 8 hours a day – knows the feeling of shoulders, arms and neck problems.

SPFE Scandinavia produce and develop ergonomic frame solutions where you can move your table from sit to stand position, for the only purpose to give you a better life. Not only at your office but 24/7.

Did you know?

  • Sitting more than 6+ hours a day increases risk of death up to 40%... even if you exercise!
  • Obese people tend to sit between 2 and 3 hours more than thinner folks.
  • Chewing gum burns more calories than sitting.
  • People who sit for work have twice the rate of cardiovascular disease than those who stand for work.

Too many people are uncomfortable at work and suffer from the aches and pains of having to sit all day. In fact, experts tell us that too much sitting is literally killing us. They recommend standing as much as possible, which is a great idea except for how challenging that is at work.

One way to achieve less sitting and more standing is to use an adjustable height desk which allows you to raise or lower the work surface for different purposes.

Medical experts tell us that sitting is killing us! Your back already knows this! - Why not try a height adjustable desk?

Ergonomics

Ergonomics is of course the study of the relation between people and their environments, leading to the design and arrangement of surroundings and tools, to fit the natural movements of the human body.

In our case, we are of course focusing on the ergonomic aspects of the office environment in particular, and on equipment such as furniture, computer pointing devices, and other common office equipment.
The goal in this is to provide an environment where the tools, seating, etc are conducive to the health on the individuals using them.

The basic premise is that working conditions should be designed around the workers themselves.

A consideration of the ergonomic aspect of the office equipment can help you and your employees avoid repetitive stress injuries from typing or bending, and can prevent common problems such as back pain, RSI, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome etc,
which often lead to stress and lost production. It also increases concentration and provides other wellbeing benefits.

One of the most important features of the ergonomic office is the chair. Hours will be spent using it, so the design will affect the way people work and for how long.

A good chair will provide many benefits, promoting less physical stress on the body and better concentration.

The Working Environment Has Changed

Computers have fundamentally transformed the way we work, and the environment in which we work.

Before the age of computers, office workers’ activities were much more varied and more significantly, there was much more movement around the office.

Today though, computers have made office workers’ daily tasks much more repetitive, and have chained them to their workstations for most of the working day, generally in the one seated position. This has created unprecedented ergonomic challenges and led to a high rate of musculoskeletal disorders which have many impacts, in terms of the health of employees, their stress levels, and of course, the economic impacts of lost time and productivity.

Much of these issues can be avoided, or reduced simply by creating a better ergonomic environment in the workplace, focusing on office design and good equipment such as seating, workstations, hand-held devices and others.

Things To Focus On In The Office

Things to focus on include:

  • Good quality adjustable chairs. A good chair allows the user to adjust the seat height and the tension of the backrest. The seat should angle forward slightly to keep from cutting off your circulation.
  • Footrests. The benefits of a good chair can in many cases be increased by the use of a well-designed footrest.
    • Elevating the feet slightly while typing or sitting at a desk reduces lower back strain and improves circulation and the ability to concentrate on the work at hand.
  • Desks (fixed height position). Make sure the desk and chair arrangement you choose allows you to keep the tops of your knuckles and tops of your wrists, and your forearms all in a straight line as you work on your computer.
  • Desks (adjustable height position). These desks, commonly referred to as "Sit / Stand workstations", provide the added benefits of being adjustable to suit each individual, with the greatest benefit being the fact that users can move the position of the desktop to accomodate a standing position.
    • This allows for more movement of the body during the working day, thus avoiding many issues and muscle and spinal stress.
  • Monitor placment. Your computer monitor should be at or below eye level. Use under-desk keyboard trays and monitor stands, if necessary, to get everything in line.
  • Mouse and other hand-held devices.

Ergonomic Workstation Products can advise on all aspects of the ergonomic office environment. Please take advantage of our online contact form here, to contact us with any query you may have.