Author: Marina Fletcher
Integrating active furniture and spaces in your office can help returning employees incorporate movement during the workday and reinforce your commitment to wellness in the workplace.
The Workspace Interiors team at ODP Business Solutions can help you create and furnish active areas with solutions like treadmill desks, active seating, and more. Look to us to help you equip your space so you can get your employees up and moving — and make static working and sedentary office environments a thing of the past.
Sitting for long periods doesn’t just add more strain on the body, it can also affect digestion, mental health, weight, and blood pressure.* Regular activity can help improve circulation and oxygen flow to the brain, boosting energy levels, focus, and productivity — as well as help reduce risks of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.** Keep these seating options in mind:
If you’re looking to gradually introduce active seating into your workspace — consider adding balance disc cushions to your current chairs to start. They engage the body’s core to remain balanced while seated and can be used on any chair.
When it comes to sedentary working, seating is often the first thing that comes to mind. But what about the types of desks being used? It turns out they can also play a big role in how active employees are. Standing burns more calories than sitting and can help improve posture and energy levels. Consider the following:
By viewing the desks in your office as potential solutions for fitness and exercise, you can help your staff increase movement and activity.
Breaking up sedentary periods throughout the day can help you get your employees moving, actively engage muscles, and avoid static postures. Space design plays a key role in how you can help encourage motion and activity. Designating and implementing activity-promoting spaces can provide the following benefits:
Did you know that active space design even extends to stairwells? By making stairs more visible and appealing, you can help promote their usage over elevators.
Refreshing the furniture in your workspace and designating specific areas for activity can be great ways to help encourage more activity among employees. But what else can be done? Even smaller, simpler solutions can go a long way. Consider the following options when looking for additional ways to help promote wellness in the workplace.
Want to add some fun to workplace fitness? If you have underutilized spaces in your workplace, you can implement ping-pong, foosball, or even shuffleboard tables to encourage leisurely activity during breaks or after hours. And if you don’t have a dedicated space for gaming but still want to give employees the ability to get their game on (and some much-needed stress relief), consider tables that convert from working surfaces to regulation-size tennis tables.
By equipping your office with solutions that can help reduce sedentary working, you’ll not only be able to help promote wellness and facilitate activity, but also help boost morale, increase collaboration, and even energize workplace culture.
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