Monday, November 16, 2015

Dominate Your Day The Ergo Way!

Ergonomic Tips and TricksThe proper use of ergonomic products in the workplace will help you reach peak performance levels. Committing to good ergonomic habits will ensure you're comfortable and ready to adapt at a moments notice. In today's post we'll highlight the ergonomic tips and tools you'll need to dominate your work day. Enjoy!

Office comfort starts with the chair. That being said, you'll need a good one if you want to dominate your work day. When selecting an ergonomic chair for your personal needs, first take into account your current areas of discomfort. Dealing with lower back pain? Consider a chair with an adjustable lumbar support. Are you a larger individual? Consider a big and tall chair that's rated for your weight class. If you're having trouble with your chair search, consult with the experts. Don't hesitate to read reviews, watch demo videos, and call your dealer of choice for assistance.

Mayline Living Chair
In the long run, even the best office chair is only as good as it's owner. If you don't take the time to master the features of your chair, it might as well be an expensive paper weight. When your new chair arrives, go through the operator's manual. Make a cheat sheet of the adjustment features and what levers control them. It's sad to say, but many workers are scared to loose their current chair settings. They are fearful they won't be able to find them again and end up settling for minimal ergonomic results. Don't let yourself fall into this category!

You have to be ready and willing to adjust your chair regularly to dominate your work day. Today's top ergonomic seating solutions are incredibly versatile and meant to do just that. Brands like Eurotech Seating, Global Total Office, and Mayline are even introducing chairs that don't require adjusting. They automatically adjust to your body movement to keep things simple. Check out The Living Chair by Mayline and you'll see what we're talking about!

Sit To Stand Keyboard Tray
Once you've got your chair mastered, it's time to accessorize your workstation. We recommend starting with a sit to stand keyboard tray. Sit to stand products promote continuous movement in the office. They help their users avoid long and unhealthily sits. With a sit to stand keyboard tray you'll be able to do it all without wasting valuable time.

Dual Monitor MountTake things a step further by incorporating a dual screen monitor mount. Brands like ESI Ergonomic Solutions and Symmetry Office specialize in these handy ergonomic tools. A dual screen monitor arm will increase the rate at which you compute, increase your usable desk space, and simultaneously reduce eye strain. Basic dual screen mounts can be purchased for as little as two hundred bucks. Rest assured, if you make the switch to a dual screen system you'll wonder how you ever survived without it!

CPU HolderDon't forget about the little details. They tend to make the biggest difference! Simple products like CPU holders and foot rests can greatly improve your work day. They're also super affordable. A CPU holder will get your computer power source up off the ground. This means, no more banging you knees on the computer or venturing underneath the desk to plug in devices, route wires, or turn your computer on. A foot rest will help take pressure off your knees and ensure your sitting more effectively throughout the day.

If the funds are tight, don't fret! There's lots of free ways to improve your ergonomic effectiveness. Following good posture tips will help you avoid fatigue and discomfort over the long haul. During those long days at the office we often lean forward and away from our office chair to type. We tend to cross our feet or use the base of our chair for support. These bad habits have got to go! Be sure to keep your back in contact with the chair at all times to obtain as much support as possible. Sit with your feet flat on the ground and facing forward. Just these two simple tricks will have you more comfortable in no time. If you have trouble remembering these points, make a reminder chart! Studies have shown that this simple practice yields major results.

Posture Tip Diagram Example:

You can dominate your work day. You just have to want to! If you settle for discomfort and fall into a rut, it's hard to get out. That being said, it's not impossible. As the new year is rapidly approaching, make your resolution now. Set into place the changes needed to take back your work day. Get comfortable. Get effective. Get versatile. When you do, there's no stopping you!

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