The 5 Most Practical Ergonomic Accessories You Need in Your Home Office
So you have finally invested on a high-quality electric standing desk and the best ergonomic office chair for your home office, and you’re now thinking—what’s next?
First off, congratulations! You are on your way to a healthier, better you! Don’t forget to set your chair to the right height and to alternate between sitting and standing regularly throughout the day.
And now, when it comes to the next steps, the first thing to do would be to examine the following:
- Your space. Does it have enough lighting and ventilation? Is it big enough for adding more equipment such as a rolling file cabinet? How much clutter do you need to handle in any given day?
- Your daily activity. Are you glued to your laptop most of the time? Or, do you find that half of your time is spent attending meetings?
Examining these will help you understand what you and your space still need in terms of ergonomics. Meetings are the best time to get some standing time. And if there’s a lot of clutter, this might entail some improvements in the way you organize your space.
Which Ergonomic Accessories Should You Invest In?
Below, we have outlined 5 of the top and most practical ergonomic accessories you can consider adding to your space, depending on the result of the check that you have done.
This is a practical addition for people who are starting the journey to less sitting and more standing. The best standing desk in Canada can help you move from the right sitting height to standing height in no time. But, if this is the first time you are doing this—standing more—expect that you’ll get easily tired in the beginning.
There are many ways to deal with this, but one of the effective ways to minimize fatigue caused by standing is to invest in an anti-fatigue mat. This mat is made from the highest-grade foam and designed to reduce the stress on your joints and your spine when you stand for longer periods of time. It also has features that promote comfort, including a massage ball and an exercise ramp. It’s the perfect partner to your standing desk.
This is another ergonomic accessory for your foot, this time for when you are sitting. Sitting for hours can cause numbing and discomfort on your feet and legs, and a foot rest will allow you to prop them up to get some relief. The right foot rest can also help you improve circulation on your legs and help with correcting your posture.
You can find foot rests in the form of a stool or a hammock, all easy to operate and install. Pair your ergonomic office chair with this accessory for best results.
These are simple metal arms that you can clamp and install at the edge of your desk so you can reposition your monitor and place it at your desired height and angle. Monitor arms are helpful in terms of the following:
- Freeing up space in your standing desk by placing the monitor somewhere above it
- Repositioning the monitor at a height that is better for viewing
- Making adjustment of the monitor angle easy to prevent eye strain
Most ergonomic desk chairs in Canada come with extra lumbar and neck support. However, there are cases when these may not be enough. And in these cases, you need the added comfort and support brought by chair cushions.
These cushions can be adjustable to give you the exact support you need, where you need it.
A clean space is a must for your wellbeing. Clutter in your space is likely to cause clutter in your mind, so it is important to keep your space neat and tidy. Look for your most common sources of clutter. Is it paper? Wires? Common trinkets?
Cables are among the most common sources of clutter in a home office, and they’re not only visually distracting but can also cause real hazards. You can trip on the wires and injure yourself, and this can also cause premature damage to the wires and the equipment they support. Getting a cable tray will help you give your wires their own storage away from your eyes and from areas where they might cause injuries.
Most cable trays will go well with any electric standing desk. You just have to find one that will complement your space and will hold all the wires you have for a neat, clutter-free home office.
These 5 accessories are practical investments as you start to build an ergonomic home office. Check which one your space needs and start from there. You can browse our catalog to find a wide selection of ergonomic accessories, all built with high quality and offered at affordable rates.
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