Comfort at Work Improves Overall Quality of Life

Workers are creatures of habit, and that is not necessarily a good thing

New research commissioned by leading office ergonomics expert Fellowes has found that 94% of employees sit for long periods of time without moving around, 86% forget to give their eyes a break from their computer screens and 78% slouch at their desk. This is despite 91% of respondents agreeing that being comfortable when they’re at work improves their overall quality of life.

The results highlight a worrying trend among office employees. Despite knowing that bad habits impact health and wellbeing, people are doing nothing to improve workplace behaviors, with 25% having taken time off work due to health problems associated with working at a computer and 45% having taken medication.

Employers must do more to educate employees and dispel any embarrassment or stigmas around workplace wellbeing, as shockingly, 58% of workers are more likely to suffer in silence than raise concerns about their health.

Making just a few simple changes could have a significant impact on employee wellbeing, with foot rests, wrist supports and height adjustable desks cited as some of the ergonomic products that would help reduce absences caused by work-related ailments.

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Greg Bussmann
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Greg Bussmann is a Marketing Specialist at Office Essentials. He is a lifelong, proud St. Louisan, a technology enthusiast, and father to four teenage daughters. He spends his spare time providing rides, chaperoning dates and trying to keep track of his credit cards. He also enjoys watching the St. Louis Cardinals when it's his turn to use the remote. Email Greg anytime.