Work can provide a purpose in life and is seen as a symbol of personal value, as self-realization. On the other hand, work can also lead to the development of (physical) complaints, illness and absenteeism. The relationship between taxation and taxability of employees is of course also central here. As a specialist with regard to work & health (in whatever position), the aim is always to strengthen the positive side of work and, more importantly, to eliminate the negative effects of work. Rather also preventively than curatively, because: prevention is better than cure.
Many complaints are caused by prolonged sitting (sedentary behavior). Given that many office workers spend quite a few hours behind his or her screen, this results in bottlenecks. Saying someone has to sit less often, often works counterproductive: people are not inclined to do what is "instructed" to them, unless there are already complaints. That is why it is better for your clients to subconsciously adjust their behavior by using special, innovative means. We call that nudging.
- Think, for example, of sit-stand tables that give employees desktop notifications: time to get up or sit down again! The desk can then be automatically adjusted to the ergonomic dimensions of the individual user at the touch of a button and the user also gains insight into his / her sitting-standing behavior. That is our IntelliDesk system.
- Backapp Balance chairs allow users to sit down unconsciously, thereby ensuring that sedentary behavior is no longer present while sitting.
- VitaBit sedentary trackers are also a good way to prevent sedentary behavior. This is a small sensor that you carry in your pocket. The sensor communicates with an app and then provides insight into the sit-stand behavior of the user.
By using a few tools you can already help your clients on their way to become more vital and active without the client having to act rigorously differently for this.
In addition to sedentary behavior, adopting a non-ergonomic sitting posture creates a great risk of complaints and absenteeism. Too often we see people working on furniture that is not adjustable or not adjustable enough. We also see people who have a workplace that does not sufficiently stimulate them to have an ergonomic, upright posture than we prefer. The result: back complaints, CANS complaints, headache complaints, etc. All these complaints can be prevented by providing people with furniture that can be adjusted to their ergonomic body dimensions and that ensures that they are not forced to sit all day. By using the right resources, people who have had complaints for years can work without complaints again. This is possible with the aforementioned IntelliDesk, but the Backapp balance chair is also the ultimate tool.
In addition to the fact that this office chair allows users to sit actively, the balance chair also ensures an ergonomically responsible, neutral sitting position. Due to the shape of the seat, the hips are in an open and relaxed position. This automatically takes the spine into the natural S-shape. In this position the back is the least stressed when seated and the vertebrae and intervertebral discs remain in optimum condition, so the user has the least chance of injury. Thanks to the combination of a neutral sitting position and active sitting, the Backapp is one of the healthiest seats there is!
By using the right resources, we can together ensure that you can let your clients work (again) without complaints. The above resources are incidentally used as an example and are therefore only a small selection from the range!
We assist and advise you and can show you how you can best solve certain cases. Our team has a health professional background (physical therapist, occupational therapist, ergonomist) so we know what we are talking about.