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5 Ways Having a Good Ergonomic Office Set-Up Decreases Your Stress Level

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An average office worker spends 1,700 hours per year sitting in front of a computer. That’s about a fifth part of your year right there, so it stands to reason you want to be as comfortable as possible.

How Having a Good Ergonomic Office Set-Up Increases Productivity and Decreases Stress

Proper posture can improve workplace wellness, productivity, and help you and your team avoid burnout. A good office ergonomic set-up is about more than just comfort, and let's break down why.

1. A Comfortable Set-Up Makes for a Better Work Environment

If you’re going to spend a lot of time at the office, then you want it to be as comfortable as possible.

The good news is you don’t need to buy a fancy chair to maximize your comfort. Even small changes like a seat cushion, ergonomic wrist rest, backrest or footrest can make a huge difference in posture.

2. Personalized Set-Ups Keep Employees Happy

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There’s no single office set-up that’s perfect for everyone, so you want to find a configuration that works for you. Whether you’re a standing desk sort of person or you prefer sitting down, you can use Kensington’s SmartFit monitor arms to set your screens at the perfect height.

3. Improved Connectivity Makes Your Life Easier

Your choice of devices can have a huge impact on your levels of productivity.

For example, if you spend all day in front of a computer, you’ll welcome a comfortable keyboard. On top of that, you may also want to charge your phone or your tablet at the same time, so more ports are always favored.

If you’re all about that wireless life, the Kensington ProFit line also includes Bluetooth-enabled mice, keyboards, and pointers. They even come with adapters, in case your computer doesn’t support Bluetooth out of the box.

4. Knowing Your Information is Safe Decreases Stress

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A comfortable workspace means more than just ergonomics. Knowing your sensitive information is protected goes a long way towards decreasing your stress. The proper office set-up plays a big role here as well.

For example, using a simple privacy screen can shield your devices from prying eyes.

Combine that privacy screen with a laptop lock and a VeriMark fingerprint reader, and you can transform any desk into a comfortable and secure workplace.

5. Ideal Temperatures and Air Quality Increase Comfort

It’s difficult to find a temperature everyone agrees within the office. That’s where compact devices such as Kensington’s CoolView fans or WarmView heaters can help you.

You can attach any of these to your desk to help you design a comfortable work environment that enables you to be more productive.

The Right Equipment Makes for a Great Ergonomic Office Set-Up

The more comfortable you are in your office, the more productive you can be. Plus, with the right equipment, you can also keep your information and devices safe at the same time. Overall, a good ergonomic set-up not only can help you reduce discomfort, but it can also lead to a huge reduction in stress.

Check out Kensington’s line of Ergonomic products to help you design a more comfortable office space.