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Why you need a Double Wide

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You may not realize it, but you need a double wide...for your feet. Most workers complain of back pain and other aches and pains after sitting at a desk from 9-5pm 5 days a week. It's no wonder when most desks don't fit their users. As a result, most workers, and presumably you, strain all the wrong parts and bend awkwardly to make the desk work for you. The problem is that the desk never really ends up fitting, and by the end of the day, you're stiff and irritable. So, here's what you need to know about desk ergonomics from a bird's eye view:

  • You should be able to sit with your legs under the desk and your feet flat on the floor.
  • Your keyboard and mouse should sit right next to each other and on the same surface, while your monitor should be raised to eye level.
  • You should keep all important items within arms' reach so you don't have to strain to get to your stuff.
  • You should never cock your wrists as you type or mouse.

While there are many amazing ergonomic solutions, my new favorite is the double wide foot rest, and not just because it's a fantastic name. The double wide foot rest is great for allowing you a wider natural resting stance for your feet, so they can rest flat, thus alleviating unnecessary strain on your body. Plus, check out how cool it is...talk about office envy! Your double wide will be all the rage.