These Days It's All About Staying Active In The Workplace!

Posted by OfficeAnything on Apr 27th 2018

These days it's all about staying active around the office. Extended sits have become such a problem that they're being commonly referred to as "the new smoking". When you sit for long periods of time, fatigue sets in. When this happens, productivity levels suffer and so does you posture! That's why it's important to keep moving throughout your day.

Did you know that sitting for long periods of time can actually shorten your life span? It's true! You need to make a habit of taking at least one 5 to 10 minute break every hour. Even if your workstation is equipped with the coolest ergonomic products available, you need to walk around a bit to get the blood flowing.

Ways To Stay Active At Work
When you walk away from your desk, your staying active. Go grab a drink of water and get some fresh air. Doing so will help you return to your workspace refreshed and ready to maintain high productivity levels.

Having the right combination of ergonomic products present at your desk is also very important. The modern office is constantly evolving and innovative components are being introduced regularly that will help you stay active while boosting operational efficiency and reducing physical strain.

These days nearly every office chair on the market is being referred to as "ergonomically correct" in one way or another. That said, not all of them will keep you active throughout task filled work days. This year, active sit to stand seating has become extremely popular. Perch stools like the Vivo from OFM and Twixt from Safco are popular options that won't break the bank.

The best way to stay active in the workplace with with height adjustable office furniture like desktop risers and electric sit to stand tables. Desktop risers are far less expensive so we'll start there! Essentially you'll place the riser atop your existing desk surface to turn it into a versatile sit to stand workstation. The Volante from Systematix is our personal favorite, but you might also consider the S2S from ESI, or even the VariDesk.

If you really want to adjust on the fly to stay active, an electric desk with push button controls is the way to go. Popular options like those from the Bush Move 80 series are very user friendly and match a wide range of components to help you create full scale furniture layouts.

We know that staying active will help you reduce energy dips and fight the mid-day lulls you're likely accustomed too. What you might not know, is that staying active will actually make you happier at work! If you find yourself feeling groggy, the odds are you've been pretty bored and that's no fun at all. When you stay active you'll be able to keep the creative energy flowing and improve your mood.

Taking short breaks and using the right combination of active products in the workplace will improve your health and productivity. If you want to become the best version of yourself, jump on board this movement. Staying active in the workplace is no longer a trend, it's the standard!