Often when we think of comfort we imagine ourselves relaxing at home, vacations on the beach, or getting a massage … anything really, that is outside of our workspace!
However comfort is also an increasingly important factor in delivering productivity in the workplace. Desk bound workers often complain about feeling uncomfortable and fidgety when sitting at their desks. Then as the “nine to five” comes to an end, most get into their cars and compound the aches and pains with additional sitting time in their driver's seat, on an extended home commute.
These aches and pains can include things like:
“To alleviate this stress, redesign your workspace to encourage well-aligned posture. There are many ways to improve the ergonomics — efficiency and comfort level — of a typical workstation”, states the Mayo Clinic in a published 2018 article by By Jill M. Henderzahs-Mason P.T.
The use of gel cushions has been an increasingly popular option to improve office ergonomics. Here’s a few of the common uses:
Still not sure how to determine if your space is ergonomically friendly for your body? See the Mayo Clinics 6 part questionnaire here.