The standard work environment in the office can usually range from a mild headache level of stress to seriously calculating how much the photocopier weighs because you’re thinking about throwing it and every other one like it out of the fifth story window level of stress. Joking aside, the standard office is not exactly a relaxing environment, nor is it meant to be. You go there, you do your job and you get paid for it, and you shoulder all of the responsibilities and problems that come as a result of your profession and position, just like everybody else. There are however a few problems that do not result from the nature of the job itself but rather from the environment that you need to address as soon as possible.
The most common recurring problem that every office worker around the world seems to share is the pain and stiffness concentrated in the shoulder neck and spine that comes from sitting at the desk for eight hours a day and at least five days a week. While this is a common and troublesome issue, the solution is incredibly simple and comes in the form of ergonomic corporate office furniture which can help alleviate the aches, and luckily there are plenty of different useful items to choose from. However, for the sake of simplicity and in the interest of saving you money, I will go over the two that have been shown to produce the best results on more than enough occasions. These are the height adjustable desk and the ergonomic office chair.
It seems that in recent years the height adjustable desk has become the most famous and most frequently bought piece of corporate office furniture thanks to the multitude of useful benefits that it provides. There have been plenty of articles that state sitting for extended periods of time can be bad for your posture, muscles and health, and that standing can give you energy and cause you to position both your feet and back properly while working. But the truth is that standing for too long can also tire you faster and make your legs hurt as well. The best solution is therefore to buy a desk that can quickly and easily change positions in order to properly suit the stance that you consider would make you more productive, or which feels more comfortable.
And then we have the ergonomic office chair. If you have one of these, you no longer need to pay so much attention to keeping a straight S shape to your spine for the entirety of the day, but rather simply sit back and let the chair keep your back in its natural position on its own. These chairs can also help you keep your feet flat on the ground and parallel to each other more easily, meaning that it will not only help with the shoulder problems, but also those problems that come from sitting for long periods of time. On its own, it can still make a major difference, but when teamed with the height adjustable desk, they can really make the office feel more comfortable for you than you would have thought to be possible.