The best ways to improve posture and wellbeing in your home office

Posted by Furniturise (UK) on

Working from home can have its benefits: a relaxed environment, no commuting. One problem that can arise, however, is that you can spend too much time making your home office look nice, but not making it a practical space that is suitable for remote working. In order to get the best out of your home office and your own productivity, you need to take ergonomics into consideration. The importance of a good chair and desk should not be underestimated. 

A sit/stand desk is a modern and stylish way of making your office more posture friendly. They break up the monotony and the aches and pains that can arise when you are seated for long periods of time. Actively changing between sitting and standing increases blood flow which contributes to increased energy, reduced stress levels, and it also burns more calories.

A few years ago, the idea of a sit/stand would have probably sent shivers down your spine when thinking about their cost, but now they are completely affordable and can even be customised to suit the style of your office or to better fit your budget.  

However, in order to fully reap the benefits of ergonomic furniture, you will need to pair your sit/stand desk with a suitable chair. Having a chair that can be adapted to suit your own individual frame is what you should aim for. This winning combination should mean that back and neck complaints will become a thing of the past, and you will be able to focus more effectively on the work in front of you.

If, however, you cannot afford to buy an ergonomic chair and a sit/stand desk, then a good substitute would be to buy a lumbar support that you can just place on your own office chair. An adjustable foot rest will provide additional support as well – adding both the lumbar support and the footrest to your sit/stand desk and chair combo for a complete ergonomic office.

Furniturise sell both the lumbar support and the footrest on their website, as well as a selection of chairs and desks; so whatever your budget, and whatever your style, you’re sure to find what you need. 

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