In recent years, the popularity of ergonomic tables has skyrocketed. People have started to realize the benefits of standing desks and table lifts. The saying ”Sitting is the new smoking, and it’s time to quit” or some variation on it can be seen on health magazines and fitness articles all over the place. This change has been brought on thanks to the dawn of the information age and the rise of automation in manufacturing/agriculture industries.
In the past, the majority of people were working in factories or fields, where they spend most of the working day standing. This allowed most people to have a good amount of physical movement during their workday. Fast forward to present day where the majority of people work in front of a computer in an office and there is very little reason for workers to spend prolonged periods of time on their feet. This lack of physical exertion is causing an increase in obesity, high blood pressure, and back problems. An adjustable table lift can be a powerful tool to help combat this new-found issue for those millions of people like us who work in front of a desk.
By using a height-adjustable ergonomic table, office workers can move around during the day to improve their overall health and well-being. Traditional desks with fixed heights and surface areas force the users to adjust their sitting position to fit the desk’s height. It also encourages people to stay in the same position for long periods of time. This can cause the user to develop a poor sitting posture with very little physical movement. Adjustable table lifts, on the other hand, provide a much more ergonomic workstation. The standing desk can provide proper working positions for people of all heights and reach. This helps ensure a better posture for office workers and prevent long term health conditions such as Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs).
Work safety is another benefit that comes from having an ergonomic desk. In modern-day office environments, each desk normally has a computer. When you add in the monitors, printers and other devices, there is a flood of power cords and cables running everywhere. This can be a huge safety hazard, in fact, you may be surprised to learn that tripping and falling are one of the leading causes for workplace injuries. That is why many adjustable table manufacturers lines of cable clips/organizers. This will allow for a clean and organized workspace, significantly reducing the chance of tripping and falling accidents.
Employee performance will also improve when implementing ergonomic table lifts. Of course, by preventing workplace injuries and improving the employee’s overall health like we previously mentioned will enhance performance for any company, there are other factors table lifts brings to help employees perform better. Changing from sitting to standing positions a few times a day helps keep employees focused. The difference in their work posture will help to keep them more alert and focus on the tasks they perform. An ergonomic workspace also shows that the company cares about its employees’ well being and is willing to invest in that. This helps employee retention rate and attracts new employees.
Unless you have been working in a cave in the past few years, you've probably heard of the ergonomic tables’ rise to prominence. More and more companies are investing in their employees’ health and well being. Soon we can expect to see adjustable desks in all offices across all industries.