Encourage movement for well-being and productivity
We humans are made to walk, run, climb, jump, crawl, lift, swim and so on. Without movement, the muscles wither, the skeleton becomes weak and we get a poor metabolism. You have less energy, get tired and find it difficult to concentrate. Despite this fact, we have developed a more sedentary lifestyle over the past 200 years. The lifestyle that accompanies our modern life affects everything from health to productivity, but with the right interior design, dangerous static sitting can be reduced. Movement also has positive effects on mental health, reducing stress levels and improving mood. A work environment that encourages movement simply contributes to both happier, healthier and more productive employees!
The layout sets the foundation for movement
It's not about furnishing our workplaces with exercise bikes and office gyms, but first and foremost creating solutions with spaces that encourage movement and variety during the day. By offering the opportunity to choose space according to the type of activity to be performed, a natural flow is created where you position your body in different ways. Alternate between sitting and standing, sit in a soft armchair, on a high stool or a balance ball. Active meetings, where participants are standing instead of sitting, for example, can be more engaging and productive. This can also lead to better creative ideas and more effective decisions.
Furniture designed for movement
Furniture itself can also promote movement. Chairs with a swivel function or flexing back, height-adjustable desks or meeting tables, balance balls and stools with a swing function are just a few examples. The choice of task chair also plays a role, because sitting doesn’t always have to mean sitting still. All Kinnarps office chairs are designed to support or encourage movement. One of the most important rules for good sitting ergonomics is to never lock the chair's settings, small micro-movements allow you to create an active and positive sitting position.
Your best position is your next position!
Improved job satisfaction and less sick leave. An active workplace can reduce sick leave by promoting health and well-being. When employees feel that their employer cares about their health and well-being, job satisfaction and loyalty to the company also increase. Kinnarps has over eighty years of experience in creating healthy and ergonomic work environments. Do you need help creating your best office, school or healthcare environment?