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Some people might think that ergonomic is just a fancier word for comfort. While ergonomic furniture is indeed often more comfortable as compared to conventional furniture, ergonomics really means a lots more than just comfort.
Ergonomics, according to Wikipedia means “the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment”. But ergonomics isn’t just about increasing one’s efficiency proficiency at work, it is also and even more so about a healthy work environment.
A classic example here would be the old-fashioned office chair that would require you to bend or take-on any other awkward body position in order for you to do your work.
Sometimes it’s subtle things such as that you would have to look upwards (or downwards, for that matter) in case your monitor wouldn’t be at the correct height in relation to your eyes. In time, any such awkwardness for your body that can arise from using non-ergonomic furniture can add up to significant health problems.
How can you make your office more ergonomics?
While proper ergonomics often entail many factors, modern ergonomic chairs and office desks can add tremendously to better ergonomics at work. Those types of chairs and desks can usually be adjusted in multiple ways, unlike conventional office furniture that is limited in this regards.
The better you can adjust a chair or desk to match a particular body size and shape, the less strain you will experience during work. Less strain and pain will almost always translate into better efficiency. Obviously, no one can work at their best when work itself would result in bodily strain and pain. Plus: With a modern ergonomic chair, ,ore comfort will come as a natural result!
I can highly recommend that you look into getting yourself a modern ergonomic chair. This can be an investment that will be more than worth it.