Friday, February 20, 2015

5 Ways To Become One With Your Office

Become One With Your Office
If you're uncomfortable at work, the odds are your unproductive and inefficient. That being said, to maximize your work day you'll need to become one with your workspace. In today's post we'll highlight 5 great ways to do just that. Enjoy!

1.) Adjust Your Chair

If your office is outfitted with a chair that was manufactured any time in the last century, the odds are it  is equipped with at least a few ergonomic features to help you operate more effectively. Take the time to learn your office chair and it's benefits. Don't be afraid to test your chairs adjustment settings to reach a position that works great for any task. Most ergonomic professionals adjust their task and computer chairs regularly throughout the day to stay comfortable. While working at your desk, try to keep your back in contact with your chair at all times, even if this means adjusting multiple times throughout the day. Once you become one with your office chair and it's features, you'll be ready to tackle even the longest days at work!

2.)  Kick Up Your Feet

If you want to be one with your office, you've got to kick up your feet. Integrating a foot rest into your workspace will help take pressure off your knees, improve blood flow, and no doubt have your working more effectively. If you don't want to spend the money on a foot rest, you can make one out of just about anything. A cardboard box, stack of magazines, or even an old pillow will do the trick until you're ready to purchase an adjustable ergonomic foot rest for your space.

3.) Add A Screen

The addition of a dual screen monitor arm will help you become one with your workspace while increasing the rate at which you compute. A second screen at your desk will help you avoid all those quick clicks between tabs while simultaneously increasing your amount of usable desk space. Dual screen monitor arms from brands like Symmetry Office and ESI Ergonomic Solutions are the preferred options in 2015 and should be highly considered for your workspace. No more monitors resting on their factory bases, taking up space, and lacking the ergonomic benefits you need to become one with your office!

4.) Practice Good Posture

Good posture is one of the key foundations of workplace comfort. That being said, bad posture can actually shorten your life span. Studies have shown that a staggering 98% of office workers showed signs of posture improvement by simply adding reminders around their workstation. While computing at your desk, try to keep your body in contact with your chair back. Keep your head properly aligned with the computer screen, avoid looking down, and don't hunch. These practices may be hard to adapt to if you've formed bad habits. However, with a little practice, you'll be working posture perfect in no time at all.

5.) Accessorize

Want to become even more productive and functional throughout your work day? You'll need to accessorize. By adding a few key ergonomic tools you'll be ready to tackle all your daily tasks in comfort. An articulating keyboard tray will help to take pressure off your wrists while helping you to type at a faster rate. Don't settle for your keyboard sitting atop your desk surface any longer! This provides no benefits to you or your work day. In addition, consider adding mobile file pedestals to your desk configuration. These helpful tools will prevent those trips across your office to access important documents. You can take things a step further by integrating a retractable CPU holder underneath your work surface. This will provide you with more leg room and easier access to your computers power source.

In the long run, a combination of good habits and ergonomic products will help you become one with your workplace. Commit to an ergo-minded plan for your work day and tackle your goals effectively. While all of the advice listed in today's post will be hard to tackle at once, take your time and be patient. Form lasting habits and master your ergonomic tools. You'll be glad you did!
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