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    Posted July 18, 2013 by
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    Ergonomics still matters in the office

     

    A new report from the Lawrence Journal-World indicates employees are still concerned about ergonomics in the office. This trend seems to coincide with previous research that shows workers are becoming anxious about the impact of sitting in poorly designed chairs all day on their health. The American Medical Association recently announced it is urging employers to let people stand and avoid sitting for eight hours a day. It is clear that ergonomics is not leaving the office soon.

    The American Medical Association recommends that employers take the health of their staff seriously. Sitting for long workdays in poorly designed office furniture can increase the risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems. This has led to more people turning to standing desks and desks that can be adjusted to meet their needs. Ergonomic Office Designs reveals that adjustable height computer desks are growing in popularity among offices because they can be modified to let people stand while working. The company focuses on selling ergonomic products to employees and employers that will make their lives easier. Ergonomic Office Designs states that changing office furniture can make a big difference. The idea is to make ergonomics an essential part of the office culture that is accepted everywhere.

    The American Medical Association reveals that research dating back to the 1990s points out the health hazards of sitting at work all day. The lack of activity is bad for the heart, muscles and the rest of the body. Ergonomic chairs, standing desks, stability balls and other furniture can make a difference in the health of employees. By changing from an office that only has chairs, people can burn more calories, improve their productivity and save their health.

    References

    http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jun/18/science/la-sci-sn-ama-policy-sitting-20130619

    http://www.ergonomicofficedesigns.com/

     

    http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2013/jul/16/office-workers-try-sit-less-have-better-posture/

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