Written by Nafiesha Hendricks (Digital intern and Sales Executive at Ergonomicsdirect)

I started working at Ergonomicsdirect in March 2022 as the new Digital Intern and Sales Executive. Before I started working at Ergonomicsdirect, I didn’t know much about ergonomic principles, products, or the benefits that come with them.

Today, I’d like to share with you my experience using some ergonomic products for the first time, and hopefully encourage some of you to invest in them for yourself.  

I was never exposed to correct ergonomics in my previous working environments and honestly, it felt weird at first. The biggest changes for me were;

  1. Using a laptop stand (Ergo Anywhere Laptop Stand)
  2. Sitting in an ergonomic office chair and, (Ergo Exec Ergonomic Chair with Headrest)
  3. Using an external keyboard and mouse.

Usually, I would work off my laptop and use a wireless mouse and external monitor. Optimising my workstation with ergonomics has benefitted me a lot over the last month since starting here. What stood out to me the most was the decrease in pain, especially in my lower back area since I started using my ergonomic chair.  

The laptop stand allowed me to position my laptop to the correct height and distance, which has immensely reduced strain and fatigue in my neck, shoulders, and upper back. With my laptop elevated, I no longer need to slouch or look down to view my screen. This allows me to sit up straight, and thereby utilise the backrest of the chair. I have felt significantly more comfortable and more productive throughout the day with my new ergonomic setup.

If you work in an office and you’re sitting at a desk for long periods of time, it’s important for you to consider investing in the correct setup. If your workstation isn’t set up correctly, you will develop workspace strain and fatigue.

We can assist you to also improve the way you work. We understand that every individual is different. Here at Ergonomicsdirect, we’re ready to assist you with your ergonomic office needs. Please feel free to contact us on 021 426 2378. We’ll gladly assist. 

We look forward to assisting you with your ergonomic needs soon!

Yours in ergonomics,

Nafiesha Hendricks (Digital intern and Sales Executive)

One Response

  1. Great to have you on the team Nafiesha – and very happy to hear that you have realised the value of Ergonomics in such a short space of time!

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