Art for Your Ergonomic Standing Desk
Ergonomics literally refers to furniture and products that work with a specific part of the body, encouraging you to use that body part in an effective and physiologically healthy and natural way. So an ergonomic standing desk that prompts you to sit and stand in healthier positions and spend less time on your rear is inherently ergonomically friendly. But you can do more for your office beyond just adding an ergonomic adjustable standing desk, and amplify the literal ergonomic effect of your furniture. Specifically, you can make smart choices to protect your eyes.
Your eyes are one of the few body parts that suffer from your work but which your chair and ergonomic standing desk can only do little to help. The right chair and standing desk can encourage you to position your monitors at the best distance so your eyes strain less, but there are few other things that furniture can do. Instead, you can look to your décor to help.
One of the most important habits to help protect your eyes when you’re working at a computer is resting your eyes periodically. Regularly looking away from your screen for 30 seconds or more and letting your eyes focus on natural lighting and something farther away provides a host of benefits. It encourages you to blink more so your eyes don’t dry out, lets the muscles of your eyes relax, and it reduces the strain caused by the high contrast on a monitor. An easy way to accomplish the latter benefits is to start with artwork.
Place pieces of art and decorations in your office that will help encourage you to look away. And if you have any access to natural light, place them in areas that receive some of that light, so your eyes get a break not just from your monitor, but from the artificial ceiling lighting in most offices. Choosing art with a simple slogan can be helpful. You’ll look at it and zone out thinking about the meaning of the slogan, and pretty soon a few minutes of blissful eye rest will have passed.
This extended application of ergonomics also includes other decorations. Plants are actually great for the eyes because they make you look out the window. Additionally, green is supposedly one of the easiest colors for the eye to see, letting the eye relax when you look at various shades.
Your ergonomic standing desk is great for most of your body, but your eyes need something more. With the right effort to add art and decorations to your office, you are more encouraged to look away from your computer screen regularly. It’s a simple step to apply more robust, thorough ergonomics for your entire body in your workspace so you stay healthy, comfortable, and efficient. Also add ergonomic accessories to your standing desk for optimal viewing and height of your monitors while at work.
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