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About Footrests

It can be difficult to make sure your feet get enough movement while sitting at a desk. We often focus on ensuring our spines are in the correct position, however, our legs have a huge effect on our posture and bad leg positioning can be just as detrimental as a hunched back. Day-to-day effects of poor leg and foot movement can be felt not just in the legs and ankles, but also in your hips, spine, and neck. Long periods of sitting have been known to cause more serious health problems such as blood clots, varicose veins and pressure on the Achilles tendon.

Office footrests are important if you often feel that your legs and hips feel unsupported while you sit at your desk. An ergonomic footrest can help give you some circulation while you’re hard at work by reducing pressure on your feet. Using a footrest for desk comfort is effective as it supports your legs from the feet upwards, meaning your thighs and joints will feel less strain when you are sitting for long periods of time.

A great example of our ergonomic footrests is our Humanscale FR 500 Rocking Footrest, which works by moving your feet and uses the same principle as a rocking chair. The rocking motion gently works most of the lower leg muscles to increase healthy circulation.