Modern office chairs, whether executive, task or visitors, increasingly feature a mesh backrest. Mesh back chairs first appeared in October 1994 with the release of the Herman Miller Aeron chair.
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When you’re looking to buy a new office chair, one of the first things that comes to mind is the price and whether it fits within your budget. When you start looking at the available options
by Inter Options Business Solutions in height adjustable desk Posted on 06/11/2020 00:00 Height adjustable (or sit-stand) desks are hugely popular as a direct result of research which has shown that sitting down all day while working is detrimental to health. Height adjustable desks are designed to offer flexibility and increased movement in employees as they navigate through the working day, offering many benefits when used to their optimal performances. In addition, sit-stand workstations allow the user to work in a position that feels most comfortable to them, which in turn helps them be more focused and creative. Employees who alternate between sitting and standing have reported having more energy, reduced fatigue and better productivity throughout the day. Research has also shown that standing more at work can prevent muscle aches and other back problems typically associated with remaining sedentary and hunching over a computer for long periods of time. Height adjustable desks prompt users to change the way they work and increase mobility in order to improve circulation, wellbeing and productivity. THE BENEFITS OF HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE DESKS Proven to lower the risk of weight gain – as mentioned above adjusting your desk to standing allows for movement during your working day and breaks up those periods of prolonged sitting. Being more active over your day will reduce the amounts of aches and pains you are likely to experience if you just sit at your desk all day without the right posture that could be better achieved with a height adjusting desks. Will make you more alert – increasing your ability to focus and concentrate better. Standing may lower the risk of heart disease. Standing may lower the risk of heart disease. Standing Desks can reduce incidences of back pain. Standing Desks help improve mood and energy levels. Standing Desks can improve productivity. Using a Standing Desk may reduce blood sugar levels. Reduced eye strain when you are sitting correctly at the right height or using the standing option. Increased blood circulation when you combine sitting and standing equally over the day. If you are interested in height adjustable desks CLICK HERE to view our products.
by Inter Options Business Solutions in 15 tips for working from home Posted on 20/10/2020 00:00 Times have changed and there are a lot more of us working from home. It can be really difficult though to separate work and life when they're both happening in the same place. Here are a few of our tips or suggestions to effectively work from home. Get situated - first things first — set up your home office to make it work for you as best you can. Although some of these seem obvious, before you get to work, consider which space in your home has: A solid internet connection An electrical outlet Good lighting and a desk Please get yourself a decent chair that will support your back. Change out of your pyjamas....you might have to take a sudden conference call! Wake up the same time as you normally would if you were going in to the office, this will allow you to prepare mentally for your day ahead. Would you go barefoot to the office...put some shoes on! When your work day is over be sure switch off all work related emails UNLESS you're being paid for overtime work. Clearly define what hours you will be working and stick to it. Take frequent breaks so you don't burn out. You're probably not actually working 100% of the time when you're in an office anyway.. Clearly separate your weekends. Try to socialise with friends more when you can so as not to feel to isolated and don't stop collaborating with your team. If you don't have a door to where you're working create an imaginary one and let your family know to be quiet and that you're working. Go outside for a break the fresh air will do you wonders. Use headphones during conference calls to minimize the amount of audio feedback and times that random sounds interrupt the conversation. Get noise on your side - Sometimes when it's too quiet its difficult to concentrate so put the TV on softly or have some music playing in the background. Be sure to use the time that you would normally be spending in traffic effectively.
by Inter Options Business Solutions in Ergonomic Accessories Posted on 17/10/2020 00:00 Even if you exercise, sitting all day can have a deleterious effect on your health, including an increased likelihood of cardiovascular issues. If you have a job where you find yourself all but chained to a desk for eight hours a day, it may be time to consider a standing desk with ergonomic accessories to reduce your sedentary time. Of course, standing all day isn't great, either. It potentially increases lower limb swelling and your ability to focus. But the point is not to stand all day, but to change your position throughout your work shift. Variation and movement is key to working a desk job without hurting your body. Why Include Ergonomic Accessories for your Workstation? An ergonomic workplace facilitates the comfort and productivity of the user. By including a few smart accessories you can easily create a workplace that is in accordance with the latest ergonomic guidelines and best practices. Monitor Arm An incorrectly placed monitor causes neck and shoulder strain. If you have a screen connected to a fixed stand, you are often unable to adjust the screen to the right viewing height and angle. A good monitor arm can easily be adjusted to the most comfortable working height, distance and angle. Monitor arms provide more space for your workstation and improve your posture. Micro Desk Placing documents to the left, right or even in front of the keyboard can cause additional strain on neck muscles and eyes. This can result in pain, headaches and loss of productivity. The Micro Desk document holder helps prevent these issues by maximising the desk space to improve the overall ergonomic setup. Footrest To get the maximum benefit from an ergonomic chair, you need to be seated with your feet flat on the floor. If your feet and legs aren’t properly supported then you could end up harming your circulation and causing long-term health problems. The simple addition of a footrest can reduce strain and promote better posture, while preventing leg discomfort by reducing pressure on the legs. Sit/Stand Workstation Allowing sitting and standing while you work energises your body and mind and improves blood and oxygen circulation through the body, especially the brain. This directly translates into an improved level of concentration. Research shows that alternating between a sitting and standing position, the brain is able to generate 2,5 times more new ideas.
by Inter Options Business Solutions in Buying an ergonomic chair Posted on 01/09/2020 10:36 Poor ergonomics can lead to negative health effects. The new remote work norm might mean you need a better sitting solution. The Covid crises has brought many South Africans into a somewhat unfamiliar environment, forcing them into working from home making makeshift offices . And by now some of those working from home may be experiencing discomfort due to the lack of a well-positioned workplace. Also remember that for those in a normal office environment they could expect to walk around the office or head out for lunch. Couches and lounge/dining room chairs are made to lay back, not sit up and work. Unfortunately our bodies are not designed for sitting and doing so for long periods can have a negative impact on your health and well being. So what’s the most effective solution? An appropriate and quality desk chair can help better position your body at your desk and make sitting easier on your back. So how do you make the right decision when selecting an ergonomic chair for yourself? Your height, weight and build are just a few things that must be considered when buying an ergonomic office chair. Before deciding on the ergonomic features you want for your chair, be clear about the type of work you will be performing when sitting down. This will have an impact on the ergonomic features you require not only for the chair, but for the workstation as a whole. For example, will the chair be used in an office, laboratory, factory, home office or a 24/7 call centre? Will it be used by a single person or will there be multiple users? What desk or table will be used? The greater the number of adjustable features a chair has, the greater the number of people that will be able to set it up in an ergonomically correct manner. So what are the features of a good ergonomic chair? Controls that are easy to adjust from a sitting position. This is especially important if different people use the same chair, for example hot-desking or shift work on an assembly line. The same applies if you use a common chair for different applications, for example, using your computer chair to also operate your sewing machine at home. A seat with a front edge that curves towards the floor. A seat that is height adjustable. (Simple guidelines on how to set up a chair for my height) A seat that does not put pressure on the back of thighs. Breathable, non-slippery fabric on the seat. Leather is a no-no. A backrest that supports the lumbar region of your back. A height adjustable backrest and/or an adjustable lumbar support is ideal. A stable 5-star base. Wheels or castors suitable for the type of flooring. Hard rimmed castors for carpets and soft/rubber rimmed ones for tiles, concrete or wooden floors. A swivel mechanism. Synchro or Free-float mechanisms offer additional features and are the preferred option. Adjustable armrests that do not interfere with free movements within your work area. Conclusion How to select the best ergonomic chair for yourself requires a basic understanding of office ergonomics. The chair must have the necessary adjustment features you require for your workspace setup. An ergonomic chair will only be of benefit to you if it has been adjusted correctly for your specific needs.
by Inter Options Business Solutions in office chairs Posted on 10/08/2020 00:00 If you’re used to spending most of your day behind a desk, you want an office chair that you enjoy as much as your desk accessories. And if you’re now suddenly finding yourself working from home and haven’t before, you might not even have proper seating for working at all. Not to worry! You can find desk chairs out there that offer both form and function and won’t set you back a small fortune. To help you narrow down your search, here are some of our recommended office chairs that are highly rated and actually stylish. Mogul The Mogul Bonded range comes standard upholstered in black bonded leather and has complimenting Visitors Chairs. The Mogul Bonded Executive range will add elegance to your office. Leila Task Sleek, modern and incredibly versatile, the LEILA Task chair offers simple sophistication for the way you work with a multitude of features. With 2D height adjustable armrests, adjustable lumbar support and a mesh backrest, the Leila is built for comfort. By including a synchronous swivel & tilt mechanism with integrated seat depth adjustment as a standard feature, the LEILA Task chair is an all-rounder that offers versatility and superior ergonomic comfort. Lumber Pro (Endorsed by the SA Society of physiotherapy) Research confirms that slouching and similar seated postures can cause backache, headaches, fatigue and poor concentration. The key to healthy posture is lumbar and pelvic support. Lumbar support alone is not enough. Ergonomic principles state that your chair should fit you, Enter the Lumbar Pro, with Lumbar and Pelvic support, your chair can be optimally adjusted to fit you. Not you posturing yourself to fit the chair. Y-Not Retro styling has proved the Y-Not chair to be popular. An equal number of options make the Y-Not range even more sought after. The Y not range comes with various synchro mechanisms and arms Carbon Basic features give the chair an emblematic appearance, while the plastic frame and translucent netting bestow a sense of lightness and poise.