Integrating wellness ,healthy lifestyle and access to health care
Medical and Ergonomic field studies indicate that static postures are associated with increasing number of health concerns.
Large number of office workers suffer from Multiple Pain Problems. Most of office workers complained about having suffered from muscular or joint pain / discomfort ,with more people suffering from multiple pain. A quick look at the pain analysis chart reveals back, neck and knee pain being the most dominant, with wrist and eye discomfort and headache following close behind.
3 step A-C-P approach:
1. AWARENESS It is important for organizations and its employees to understand the effects of static posture on their health, wellbeing and productivity which can be addressed through education and awareness.
It has two key purposes:
a) Ways to take care of one’s health in the light of changing work pattern changing.
b) Improve work productivity by adopting correct work postures at workplace.
2. WORKSPACE DESIGN IMPOVEMENTS :It is important for organizations to develop workplace wellness policies that reflect their commitment to create safe, positive and healthy workplace with special focus on overall ergonomic improvement.
Ergonomic and Workspace Assessment: Ergonomic assessment is a brief assessment of user interaction with workspace, work desk interaction and suggest improvements to enhance ergonomic & wellness quotient of workspace o Opportunity to integrate change in present seating systems by introducing sit stand workstations. Experts state that doing work by both sitting and standing mimics natural movement of human body and results in lower level of reported whole body discomfort and reduced back pain. Also, standing while at work keeps the user alert, and increases chances of interaction with colleagues around.
Provide different seating options that can be used by employees across the work day, like bean bags, bar stools, standing tables… essentially furniture that would encourage change in posture.