Neck strains, back ache and eyesight problems are the curse of the modern work place. Sitting in the wrong chair, or the right chair at the wrong height, are common causes, along with working at an office desk that is too low or too high. However, usually that troublesome pain in your neck is caused by an incorrectly positioned monitor. The answer? Invest in quality monitor arms. Functional and durable, monitor arms are a great addition to any workplace or home office. They can even convert your existing desk into a sit-stand workstation without the expense and hassle of purchasing and fitting new desks.
What is a monitor arm?
A strong and flexible monitor arm replaces the existing monitor stand by clipping to the edge of your desk. Monitor arms can be easily moved to raise or lower the height of the monitor to adjust with your eyesight level. It can also be used to change the angle or tilt of the monitor. They are easy to install and practical to use and as a result, they are becoming a common sight in workspaces and an essential part of the design and fit-out of offices. Most monitor arms simply clip to the desk, simply release the screw and tighten securely into place.
Ergonomic benefits of using a monitor arm
We all know about the benefits of using Ergonomic Office Furniture. By investing in ergonomic office furniture you can reduce the work days lost to sickness and stress with the added benefit of having healthy and more productive employees. Investing in good quality, ergonomic office chairs and office desks are a must. But the benefits of using those products will diminish if the computer monitor is at the wrong height or in the wrong position. A monitor that is too high or too low can lead to neck aches and pain, strained eyesight and back problems. Monitor arms are an easy and cost-effective way to ensure the monitor is at the correct height. Ideally, the top of the monitor should be just above your eye level. Monitor arms are easy to move and adjust to this correct height, without the restrictions of a conventional monitor stand.
Sit or stand? Monitor arms can be the answerWe have blogged previously about sit-stand workstations and the benefits of standing at work rather than sitting all day. Using sit-stand workstations and desks allows you to lead a healthier lifestyle and improve productivity. Medical research has shown that standing for short periods of time can burn calories and improve posture. Sitting down for long periods of time can slow down your metabolism and lead to numerous health problems, such as back pain, neck aches and high cholesterol. Monitor arms and monitor mounts can be a cost-effective and simple solution to creating sit-stand workstations in your office and can be used to turn any surface into a sit-stand workspace.
Additional benefits of using monitor arms
If your office has shared desks and workstations, monitor arms are the ideal solution to ensuring the monitor is positioned at the correct height for the individual user. Additionally, they create a professional appearance to any office and can help to reduce clutter. Some of them can also be used with laptops and tablet devices.
Okay, I want some monitor arms, what’s available?
The good news is there are lots of different monitor arms and monitor mounts available to purchase, so you can find the right product for your needs. At Radius Office Furniture we stock a wide selection of monitor arms and mounts from Europe’s leading brands. Our monitor arms are well-designed and resilient, and add a professional appearance to your office.