Consider this: People that work desk jobs are at a 147% higher risk of cardiovascular disease, 112% higher risk of developing diabetes, and a 49% greater risk of dying prematurely. Sounds pretty scary, so why do small businesses continue to require their employees to sit for hours on end behind a less-than ergonomic desk?
Big businesses are increasingly becoming aware of the importance of ergonomics. Companies, such as Google, Facebook, Intel and others all invest in ergonomic office furniture for their employees. Why do they do this? Because indirectly it helps fuel their growth.
Ergonomic furniture provides a way for people to work on a computer, behind a desk, or on the phone in a way that supports how the human body was designed to work.
For example, prolonged sitting causes electrical muscle activity in the legs to shut off, it reduces the human body’s ability to process insulin, and it lowers the release of fat burning enzymes. As a result, blood and bad cholesterol wind up in our blood streams causing fatigue, insulin resistance, blood clots, and other scary health conditions. A stand up desk can change that by giving employees a place to stand and work throughout the day.
But it goes beyond just critical health benefits. Here are a few ways ergonomics in your office impacts your bottom line as a small business:
Inspiring health in your small business can have a direct impact on your bottom line. With ergonomic office furniture, you can bring your employees back to life by giving them the tools they need to feel and perform their best.
Author Bio: Kimberly is a small business owner that works out of her home. To help her stay alert, she has equipped her home office with a treadmill desk, and other ergonomic furniture. To learn more about the furniture she uses, visit www.thehumansolution.com
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