Adjustable Height Tables Reduce Back Stress When Scrapbooking
Stress-related injuries have become commonplace in today’s society due to repetitious motion over extended periods of time. Injuries can occur while doing office work, performing drafting procedures, working on computers, even during sewing or scrapbooking at a craft table – in short, from any task performed in a stationary position that requires repeated bending at unnatural angles. However, Adjustable Height Tables can reduce or even eliminate this repetitive stress on backs, shoulders and forearms when table tops are raised to accommodate a healthy vertical work stance.
Injuries can occur
It is the cumulative toll of limited range motion that actually damages the body, leading to injury. Micro fissures in tendons and muscles, strain and lactic acid ‘knots’ can develop, causing pain and sometimes even immobilization until the injured area has repaired itself. With the advent of ergonomically designed adjustable height tables, however, anyone doing crafts or other kinds of repetitive work can minimize or even prevent these kinds of problems.
Adjustable height tables to the rescue
Since limited range motion performed at unnatural angles is the culprit causing pain and injury, strategies that alter this cycle can instead draw on ways to perform the same functions but in natural angles that facilitates greater range and mobility. This has been scientifically validated through numerous studies and accounts for the increased rise in height adjustable tables and chairs for work tasks. Sit-to-stand tables allow a person to switch comfortably back and forth between tasks while standing. Standing while working relieves pressure on tendons and muscles but also, importantly, relieves pressure on the spine itself.
By moving the table, the user has equal access to all materials or equipment that is now adjusted to the natural height of that person using them. Should others require use of the same equipment or material on the table at a later time, they will also have the benefit of re-adjusting the table to match their own height.