Ergonomics: Why It is Important
Ergonomics. It is likely a term not often thought about during a person’s day-to-day life, however, it absolutely affects everyone. Ergonomics is the study, and actual science, of how people interact with the objects around them. By studying both our positive and negative interactions with objects, we can develop innovative technologies to improve our movement through the world. At CMF, we focus on office furniture ergonomics to help our customers better understand the effects an office chair, an anti-fatigue mat, or a sit-stand desk can have to improve posture, productivity, and beyond. Read on as we shine the spotlight on our two current favorites and learn their benefits.
Sit or Stand? Why Not Both?
Sit-stand desks have been on the rise for the past few years and they’re not going anywhere. As technology advances and the majority of employees spend their days at a desk, it is becoming increasingly more important to focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle while working. With the help of a sit-stand desk, employees can easily adjust the height of their work surface and alternate between sitting and standing throughout the day.
Sitting in the same position for extended periods of time can be extremely detrimental to your health as it can lead to back pain, poor posture, and even increase the risk of serious illness such as heart disease and diabetes. By taking breaks to stand up and move around, you can combat these health issues by improving posture, increasing circulation, and alleviating back pain, as well as having a positive impact on mental health.
The Essentials Deluxe Electric Sit-Stand 2-Column Workstation
Essentials Deluxe Electric Sit-Stand 2-Column Workstation is the perfect piece to bring all the aforementioned benefits of a sit-stand desk to the office space. With its ability to adjust from a sitting to standing position with just the press of a button, it is the perfect tool for anyone looking to increase productivity and comfort in the workplace.
The Essentials Deluxe Electric Sit-Stand 2 Column Workstation easily alternates between standing and sitting with a single electric motor and an intuitive two-button control set. It allows the user to easily adjust the height of the desk from 26 inches to 48 inches, providing an ergonomic sitting or standing position for any user. It has a wide height range that can accommodate both short and tall users.
This ergonomic desk includes two columns that are independently adjustable, allowing you to customize the work surface to fit your needs. The column can be adjusted in both height and width, with additional cable management options included so there are no cords in the way.
High Quality Construction and Stylish
We all want our workspaces to be beautiful and to nail that first impression, which is why we would be remiss not to highlight the desk’s construction with quality materials, ensuring durability and stability. The frame is made of sturdy steel and the desktop is made of a high-quality laminate that is scratch and stain resistant with a realistic wood grain pattern that looks clean and stylish. It also has two soft close drawers for more organization and storage!
The Perfect Chair
When it comes to office chairs, having the right one can have a tremendous impact on productivity as well as a person’s health. Studies have shown that having a comfortable and supportive chair can result in an increase in productivity of up to 12%, allowing workers to stay focused and efficient.
Not having the right chair for you can lead to a multitude of health problems since non-ergonomic chairs are not designed to follow the proper curves of the spine. This often leads to bad posture, muscle pain, muscle fatigue, and low blood circulation.
After ensuring your desk space is set up to successfully house the tools you utilize each day, it is imperative to then take care of the tool that will make sure your body is set for success. Our spotlight office chair brings all the benefits together in one spot.
Alera EQ Series Ergonomic Multi-function Mid-Back Mesh Chair
Our spotlight chair is the Alera EQ Series Ergonomic Multi-function Mid-Back Mesh Chair. It is designed to maximize comfort and support, highlighting a range of features that make it one of the best ergonomic office chairs on the market. Below are three features that make this chair an excellent choice for the office.
Adjustability = Comfortability
The Alera EQ Series has many adjustable features that bring all levels of comfort to the user. For starters it has an adjustable tilt tension which allows you to recline or sit up straight depending on your comfort level. It also has adjustable arms and height adjustment options so that it can accommodate people of all heights. Lastly, it has an adjustable headrest, providing excellent neck and shoulder support while you work.
The Alera EQ Series chair has an adjustable lumbar support, allowing you to customize the chair to suit your body type and spinal curvature. This helps reduce strain and fatigue on your back muscles and improves your posture. As previously stated, the chair also has a headrest that provides excellent neck and shoulder support as well.
The Alera EQ Series chair is made from a heavy-duty steel frame and powder coated for extra protection against wear and tear. The construction of the chair is designed to support up to 250 lbs., so it can handle continued use without compromising its structural integrity. Its base provides a sturdy foundation to prevent tipping over. Additionally, the chair’s wheels are made from polyurethane and can easily roll across most surfaces without causing damage. The mesh seat material is strong enough to withstand years of use while also providing comfort and breathability.