Picture the scene… the end of summer is nigh, those summer nights have been replaced by darkness at 5.30pm, a drizzly haze filling the evening sky and gusty winds that remind you winter is just around the corner. However, it’s not all doom and gloom as its time to raid the wardrobe, rescue that woolly jumper and curl up on the sofa in-front of a roaring fire, binging on those old Friends box-sets. We’ve all done it, meticulously planning and furnishing our respective living rooms to be the ultimate place of comfort and relaxation…or put another way, our happy place.
So why can’t that same dedication be applied to our workspaces?…so that we look forward to going into work, arriving at a workstation that oozes style, sophistication and above all, comfort? Well if you follow our advice, you can.
As the name suggests, a desk that switches between standing and sitting means that you can be active without staying on your feet all day – too much standing could cause leg and foot swelling. Our self-confessed style guru’s recommend that you wear comfy shoes with a low or flat heel and lots of arch support whilst standing on a cushioned mat.
We’ve all had it, eyestrain and acute back pain at some point or another, often caused by an archaic desk or an office chair that’s reminiscent of something found in the terraces of a football stadium. The key to comfort and increased productivity is a chair that easily glides up and down, so you can position your gaze in relation to your monitor and contours to your back, improving your overall posture.