When shopping for an ergonomic chair, an adjustable desk, or a full ergonomic set-up, it can be easy to focus on your back, shoulders, and neck and overlook your legs and feet. However, if your feet and legs aren’t properly supported then you could end up harming your circulation and causing long-term health problems. That’s why we highly recommend you order a footrest to go with your ergonomic chair. Here are the top 4 reasons why:
1. Footrests are great for shorter people
While there are chairs designed for petite users, a footrest is a great way for smaller users to get the benefits of ergonomic seating without having to limit their options. To get the maximum benefit from an ergonomic chair, you need to be seated with your feet flat on the floor, which can be difficult to do when you’re a small person. But a foot rest lets shorter users keep their feet flat and their weight properly distributed, even if their chair can’t get low enough to let them touch the floor.
2. Good for circulation
By reducing pressure on your legs, a footrest can help to prevent blood clots related to deep vein thrombosis, relieve pressure on the lower back, and decrease swelling and varicose veins. A foot rest is an absolute must to cut down on the discomfort and circulation problems that can crop up when sitting for extended periods of time.
3. Footrests encourage active sitting
More and more studies are revealing that sitting still all day is simply not good for you. Fortunately, a footrest can be a great option to coax movement and active sitting.
4. General all-round comfort
Most of all, a footrest is just more comfortable than resting your feet on the floor. In addition to the circulation benefits, a footrest is designed specifically for your feet’s comfort, much more so than carpet or hardwood floor.
For further information about the Footrest see https://www.jhpi.net/product-category/ergonomic-seating/footrests/