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Kensington Identifies Four Key Areas of the Body to Protect While Working from Home or Office

National Ergonomic Month in October is the perfect time to examine how to optimize a work space to provide better support, comfort, and wellness.

San Mateo, CA – October 7, 2020Kensington®, the worldwide leader of desktop computing and mobility solutions for IT, business, and home office professionals and The Professionals’ Choice, celebrated National Ergonomic Month in October by drawing attention to the four key areas of the body workers and students should focus on to create the optimal work environment at home or in the office.

“Six full months have gone by and our bodies are starting to feel the effects of working from home, especially if our workspaces are not set up ergonomically,” said Lisa Schuiteboer-Shuler, Ergonomic & Wellness Category Manager at Kensington. “We may be working at a kitchen table, dining table, the couch or even in the bedroom and have put our bodies in positions that are not conducive to the best working environment.”

A recent report by the Institute for Employment Studies noted a significant increase in musculoskeletal complaints over the past six months, with over 55% of respondents noting increased aches and pains especially in the neck, shoulder, and back compared to their normal physical condition.

When workspaces are not set up ergonomically, it can create tension in the body, particularly the four key areas of the neck, wrist, lower back, and feet.  Workers and students can combat fatigue caused by harmful working setups by making a small investment in office accessories designed to promote proper posture and reduce strain on these four areas.

Neck

Promote proper head and neck alignment with laptop risers like the SmartFit® Easy Riser™ Go Adjustable Ergonomic Riser for up to 17” Laptops (K50422), which combines the ergonomic benefits of raising screen height to support neck and shoulder comfort with the technological benefits of increased air circulation for laptops.

Wrist

Protect the wrist and mitigate the effects of carpal tunnel with a vertical mouse and keyboard wrist pad such as the Pro Fit® Ergo Wireless Keyboard and Mouse (K75406), which positions hands, wrists, and forearms for comfort and neutral alignment. 

Lower Back

Relieve back strain caused by sitting for long periods of time with a back rest like the SmartFit® Conform™ Back Rest (K60412), which allows users to select their ideal, personal height setting to provide optimal comfort and support for the spine and lumbar.

Feet

Eliminate foot pressure points and strain with footrests such as the SoleMate™ Comfort Footrest with SmartFit® System (K56144), which enables personalized height and angle adjustment to position feet for maximum back and leg comfort.

Visit https://www.kensington.com/solutions/product-category/ergonomics-wellness/ to learn more about Kensington’s range of workplace ergonomic and wellness solutions to support, protect, and comfort the body. 

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Kensington is a leading provider of desktop and mobile device accessories, trusted by IT, educators, business, and home office professionals around the world for more than 35 years. Kensington strives to anticipate the needs and challenges of the ever-evolving workplace and craft professional-tier award-winning solutions for organizations committed to providing peak professionals the tools they need to thrive. The company prides itself as The Professionals’ Choice, and on its core values surrounding design, quality, and support.

In office and mobile environments, Kensington’s extensive portfolio of award-winning products provides trusted security, desktop productivity innovations, and ergonomic well-being.

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Kensington is the inventor and worldwide leader in laptop security locks. Kensington is a division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), one of the world’s largest designers, marketers, and manufacturers of branded business, academic, and consumer products, sold in more than 100 countries across the globe.

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