If you work at a desk all day you know the feeling. You’re hunched over answering emails and working on projects, and as the day goes on your back is strained more and more. For some, this is a minor annoyance, but many are seriously impacted by the pain. Research says over two-thirds of Americans suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lives, and this pain is the leading cause of work-related disability in employees under 45. With so many jobs requiring long hours at a desk, what can we do to relieve the pain and continue to be productive?
Sit-to-stand workstations have been revolutionary in preventing back pain for those who spend their day at their computers. Lower back pain is mainly caused by a combination of inactivity and poor posture. Sit-to-stand stations help eliminate both problems. When standing you’re much more likely to move around without thinking about it, and it’s also more difficult to slump into bad posture when standing.
We’re lucky to have a furniture supplier like Hon, who has designed a variety of sit-to-stand stations to fight workplace back pain. These workstations are helping people across the country get relief and prevent future pain, including those at Office360. Our employees love their sit-to-stand workstations!
To further avoid back pain, make sure to take a few breaks to walk around throughout the day, and try to stretch between sending all those emails.
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