Stand up and get more done

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Sitting down all day, every day is neither good for body nor mind. That’s why investing in a height adjustable desk is the best decision you can make. What’s more, you’ll become more creative… The way we sit, stand and walk influences our well-being, perhaps more than we can imagine. Our posture is a mirror of how we feel and …

Improve your office layout

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Designing an office layout can be an exciting time for any business, but can also be a daunting task. Most business owners understand that an office layout influences their employees’ well-being and productivity. Some of many constraints to consider when planning an office layout are budget, space, timeline, company culture and optimising your layout for employee productivity. If you are …

The Benefits and Considerations of Using a Standing Desk

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Sitting too much can kill you. It sounds dramatic, but it’s true. An emerging base of research points to the detrimental effects of something that most Americans do without much thought on a daily basis (for nearly six hours per day, research finds). Though experts are still trying to figure out exactly why, it’s commonly understood that sitting for prolonged periods …

Monitor Arms

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The answer to any work desk clutter is clever design. Here we will discuss the importance of using monitor arms. You will only realise how much space is wasted by having a standing monitor on your desk when you invest in a monitor arm. Elevating your monitor from your work surface not only results in a far more productive and …

Top Tips for Good Posture at the Office

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You’re slouching right now, aren’t you? Don’t worry, it’s something we all do. However, studies have shown that bad posture can increase feelings of depression, zap your energy and cut off your circulation. Couple that with sitting for long periods of time, and you’ve got a health hazard on your hands. Do you feel stiff and sore at the end …

Office Chair: How to Reduce Back Pain?

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Sitting in an office chair for prolonged periods of time can definitely cause low back pain or worsen an existing back problem. The main reason behind this is that sitting, in an office chair or in general, is a static posture that increases stress in the back, shoulders, arms, and legs, and in particular, can add large amounts of pressure …

The advantages of quality office furniture

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You’d be surprised how many changes have occurred in the style and appearance of the office furniture industry in today. The era of traditional, unified work tables with straight lines and functional chairs has ended a long time ago. Custom designed furniture for office and business premises has reached the sophistication and luxury but kept its functionality. Even more, the appearance and …

Things To Consider When Buying Office Furniture

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The office furniture is a vital piece for any office. Excluding the selection of the correct office area and in addition the office space, the need emerges to pick reasonable office furniture. The plan of the furniture should be considered for all the worker and office needs. The selection process does not need to be a troublesome undertaking. The office work …

Ergonomics at the Office

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Ergonomics is the science of matching the work to the worker. Office ergonomics includes workstation design, job design and the work environment. A poor fit between the worker and the environment causes physical and psychological stress, which can result in physical health problems and injuries to muscles, joints and nerves Occupational therapists use ergonomics to ensure that individuals’ occupations do …