Further to my last article, I seek to use scientific research and studies to support my findings in following one
Office furniture that is designed for people with the before mentioned difficulties are more likely to be comfortable, flexible and promote greater productivity over time.
According to the American Academy of Orthopedic surgeons, musculoskeletal disease, which includes back pain, arthritis, osteoporosis, are claimed to be the most reported of all medical conditions.
In the US alone the estimated total cost of treatment and lost wages with musculoskeletal disease as $9.8b equal to 9% of total GDP.
Recent studies which conducted a workplace survey leveraging social media to 3,600 employees across multiple industries. An overwhelming 82% of respondents reported experiencing some type of physical ailment at work.
About half of those responding complained of pain in their neck and backs amongst those who stood for a long period during the day.
While those who stood for long periods of time at work complained of hip, leg, and foot pains.
The survey results indicate that most of the complaints are due to poor ergonomics from being overly sedimentary.
Height adjustable tables and desks, are the key to reducing such adverse effects on the health and therefore productivity of workers at work.
If scientific research is anything to go by, The American Carer Society released a report in the American Journal of Epidemiology stating that men who sat for six hours or more in a day, in their leisure time had a 20% higher death rate than those who sit for 3 hours or less.
Moreover women who sat for more than 6 hours a day had a death rate that was almost 40% higher.
Though what was more striking, dedicated exercised did not have a neutralizing effect.
Conclusion: Using height adjustable desks can adjust the work space to meet the individual anatomical needs of staff.