The Benefits of Ergonomic Desk Footrests

Most office desks & workstations are not outfitted with ergonomic footrests. This often-overlooked accessory has many health benefits that you may not know you’re missing. Yes, a comfortable office chair is the first step to keeping your legs and back from strain, but resting your feet on the floor or allowing them to dangle all day can also cause pain or circulation problems.

A good footrest has two components: it keeps your feet at a comfortable angle (to reduce stress on the knees) and keeps your feet off the floor (to avoid pinching nerves in the legs and improve circulation. Your body is meant for motion, not 8 hours of sitting still, so many models also have a rocking element or rollers to keep your legs moving and avoid fatigue. The result is a posture and motion similar to driving a car, and will help you remain more alert and pain-free at work.

BSN62881   Business Source Adjustable Footrest Non-skid – 17.8″ x 14.0″ x 3.8″ – Gray, Black

  • Footrest is ergonomically designed to reduce muscle strain and fatigue
  • Design allows height adjustment
  • Footrest features a rubber surface with nonskid grip
  • Overall dimensions: 17-3/4″ W x 14″ D x 3-3/4″ H; Black
The footrest showcased above is a popular basic model, but EON has many types of footrests including those with heating/cooling or foot massaging elements. Whatever your preference, we can help you find a footrest that will make a difference to your health and comfort.  To browse them all you can find “Furniture Accessories” under the Furniture tab of our online store.