Even today, many activities still have to be carried out while sitting down – almost 50 percent of all employees in Germany work mainly while sitting down, and the trend is falling slightly. More and more employers are therefore converting their workplaces ergonomically so that a healthy posture at the workplace can be guaranteed. This has benefits for employers and employees, for example in terms of sick days and employee satisfaction. So today in this desqup blog we are looking at how you, as an employee or employer, can design a workplace in such a way that your attitude does not suffer. We also give tips on how this facility is financed and what free options you have for your health. That is why a wrong attitude at work is so fatal According to statistics , every fourth sick note from the company health insurance companies in Germany is due to muscular and skeletal disorders . The upper back area as well as the shoulders and neck are particularly at risk in office workplaces due to incorrect posture. There are countless reasons for this, but you may recognize yourself in many of them. The main cause, however, is sitting for too long. On average , Germans sit in the same position for around 5.5 hours a day - but problems can arise from just 30 minutes of permanent sitting . These are the common causes of back and neck pain and other health problems at work: Wrong posture is maintained through focus on work Looking down because of a desk that is too low Hunched back due to incorrect table and chair settings Screen too small or wrong eye distance to the monitor Noisy working environment or the wrong climate in the office Tense hands due to incorrect storage or old equipment An unhealthy attitude at work insidiously leads to your health deteriorating further and further. It may only start with a loss of concentration or headaches, but after a few months it leads to back pain or more serious consequences . It is therefore important to establish a healthy attitude in the workplace at an early stage, which you can then adhere to. With the ergonomic office furniture from desqup you have a strong partner at your side - feel free to visit our website ! Screen, keyboard \u0026amp;amp; Co. - healthy posture is also relevant here! With long, daily sitting, the muscles shorten and tension and pain occur more frequently. In addition, the risk of cardiovascular diseases and obesity increases, which is particularly noticeable in the long term. In order to minimize all risks as much as possible, there is an Occupational Health and Safety Act in Germany. This also includes the VDU work ordinance, which regulates certain aspects more or less specifically: The monitor must display images sharply and clearly, without flickering or distortion Brightness and contrast must be adaptable to the respective lighting conditions The screen must be tiltable and rotatable so that it can be adjusted to the individual needs of the worker The mouse and keyboard must be fully mobile so that ideal operation without negative consequences is possible with different arm lengths The desk must provide enough space for hands to be placed in front of the keyboard You should not skimp on the equipment on your desk - or point out to your employer that certain items are necessary to enable a healthy posture at the workplace. This includes, for example, an ergonomic mouse and keyboard or a larger monitor with better resolution. In most cases, you can convince your supervisor of the purchase with the advantages that the better equipment also offers for the company, and they will pay for it. But what does an ergonomic mouse actually do? A short explanation: With a regular computer mouse, your wrist is permanently in a slightly bent position , so the tendons are under tension and that for a long time. The result is often pain in the wrist or discomfort in the hand. An ergonomic M from forms a relaxed hand position, similar to a fist. This way there is no tension in the wrist and you can concentrate better - the hand position is therefore important in a healthy workplace . Sitting correctly – this is how you can tackle it in a healthy workplace! Sitting improperly is the leading cause of most back, neck and shoulder pain in office workers. A hunched back, a stretched neck or a leaning posture in the office chair that is too lean are noticeable in your spine in the long run. With the so-called \u0026quot; dynamic sitting \u0026quot; you can prevent many of these effects and keep yourself a little fitter in everyday work - your concentration and work performance also benefit from this. When you sit dynamically, you change your posture regularly and are therefore never completely rigid. This keeps your muscles moving and you won\u0026#39;t get any tension - you have several options for dynamic sitting. With an ergonomic sitting and standing stool like the desqup Motion, you never sit completely still and you don\u0026#39;t bend your back too far forwards or backwards, since there is no backrest. You can continuously adjust the height of the desqup Motion and thus quickly adapt to a changed situation. Due to the lack of a backrest, your body has to assume and maintain an upright posture itself - you strengthen your entire core musculature. When standing, the stool takes 60 percent of your body weight and combines the advantages of sitting and standing - a real must-have in the office. The height-adjustable desk is particularly recommended for workplaces that are used by several people. In this way, the table and screen height can be adjusted to a different height within seconds without having to buy a new chair or similar - healthy posture at the workplace has never been so easy, feel free to visit the desqup website! These are the most important basics that you should consider if you want to work healthily at your office workplace for a long time. In most cases, you can also convince your employer to buy new office equipment, so you don’t have to bear the costs yourself. When you get a chance, just show your manager the advantages that a healthy attitude in the workplace can have for the company – like this you can convince him for sure! If you would like more information about the healthy \u0026amp;amp; ergonomic office furniture from desqup, then you are welcome to visit our clear website . Here you will also find detailed descriptions of how to use the products for your work !