Holiday season is upon us, and if you’re like most people, there is some last-minute shopping you need to finish. Luckily for you, we have some suggestions suitable for those hard workers that bring the office home and may forget that their desk at home needs to be as good and ergonomic as the one at the office. Ergonomic gifts are designed to promote good health, designed for efficiency, comfort, and ease of use within the workplace or at home. Below are some examples of helpful, ergonomic gifts:
- A height-adjustable standing desk – Sitting for prolonged periods can be uncomfortable and cause potential health risks. A standing desk can help keep you healthy, alert, energized, and reduce pains from extended periods of sitting
- Ergonomic office chair – Face it, most of our time in or out of the office is spent sitting down. Making sure your chair is comfortable and ergonomic is crucial. Some key things to keep in mind when purchasing a new chair: high levels of adjustability, lumbar support, seat depth, tilt, and even a mesh back to keep you cool
- If you are not ready to make a big purchase of a new chair, you can also consider a foam back cushion to add to your current office chair, which is designed to comfort your body and prevent and treat back pain.
- Backpacks – A nice backpack or sling bag for your materials is a great alternative to a traditional hand-held briefcase. Backpacks and sling cases are able to carry more than a briefcase and allow you to adjust them to wear as comfortably as you want
- Ergonomic mouse/keyboard – Most traditional mice and keyboards are one-size-fits-all. Everyone’s hand placement is different and having a standard issue keyboard/mouse can be uncomfortable and even cause carpal tunnel syndrome. Consider looking at alternative keyboard and mouse designs that might better fit your hands