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Essential Ergonomic Wellness Tips That Any Office Can Implement

Remember when you were younger and your parents or teachers would reprimand you for slouching? While many of us would want great posture, we are a nation of slouchers. Slouching isn’t just an aesthetic problem it can also lead to back problems – something that costs American companies over $100 billion each year.

It may seem like slouching isn’t something that can be fixed, with most office workers spending an average of 38 minutes out of every hour in bad posture. There are, however, a few essential ergonomic wellness tips that every office should implement to combat bad posture. Below we mention a few:

Be Comfortable

If you are sitting at your desk in front of your computer and something feels off, it’s time to move. Re-adjust yourself so that you are always working in a comfortable position.

Sit Properly in Your Office Chair

The right position is to ‘sit on your butt bones’. Move your bottom to the back of your office chair so that your pelvis faces your desk. This way, your body won’t have to expend a lot of energy for you to sit up straight.

Put Your Keyboard in the Right Place

You will never be in a comfortable sitting position if your keyboard isn’t positioned correctly. Sit in front of your desk and drop your arms so that they hang by your sides. Relax your shoulders and bend your elbows. The place where your fingertips are is where you should put your keyboard.

Move Around the Office

Spend at least between 5 and 10 minutes of every hour on your feet or moving around.

Set Reminders

Set a reminder on your computer to remind you to focus on your posture each day. Simply thinking about the way you sit and how you can reposition yourself will keep your posture front and center.

Get a Better Desk from BE Furniture

Sit stand desks, adjustable height desks, and flexible office desks from BE Furniture are designed for better ergonomics. Whether you need a desk where you can choose to sit or stand, or simply need a bit of extra height to your table, we have got the perfect solution for you.

Contact BE Furniture for more information today.

Designing An Effective Co-Working Space

Co-working spaces are big business all over the USA and the world, with dedicated co-working spaced growing from zero to 11,000 in just ten years – and set to increase by another 15,000 by 2020. With the industry picking up speed, it’s vital for designers to create the most effective spaces out there in order to maintain that competitive edge. Here are some great tips on designing the best co-working spaces, from our contemporary office furniture specialists.

  • Reflect how the workplace is changing: Co-working spaces started as cheap alternatives to traditional offices during the economic crunch – a space where freelancers and independent contractors could meet and work without breaking the bank. Now, these spaces are growing in popularity with salaried employees for businesses seeking an affordable solution to workplace space shortages. Keeping this in mind can help you design for – and help you attract – big business clients like KPMG and GE who favor this option.
  • Focus on what people enjoy about co-working: Why do people like co-working spaces? They are inexpensive, flexible, centrally located, offer networking opportunities, and promote a work-life balance. These should then be the focus of your design – allowing clients to hold meetings in larger rooms as well as use busy hot desks and quiet spaces, keeping costs down but functional quality high, and creating a space that is inspiring and enjoyable as well as practical.
  • Utilities first, interior design later: While the ambience of a space is an essential part of successful co-working spaces, your first investment should be in function – high-speed Internet is a must-have, along with durable office furniture like sit-stand desks, and ergonomic office chairs. Good lighting, preferably balanced with good natural lighting, is another essential that will draw people to your space.
  • The work-life balance: Co-working spaces that thrive usually embody a philosophy of work-life balance and casual networking. They often feel more like a coffee shop or an informal gathering of likeminded people than a traditional workplace. Ensuring that your space combines wellness with work, creativity with competition is key to achieving this balance, and the use of art, nature and comfort-driven features are some of the ways this can be achieved.

Find the right contemporary office interiors partner for your co-working space 

If you are designing a new co-working space, our team is here to help. In addition to our wide range of contemporary office furniture, architectural glass walls and interior design features, we can also assist you with workspace design and fitment. For more information on our services and contemporary office furniture ideas, please contact us today or visit our website at https://www.befurniture.com/