Ergonomic foot rest is a type of foot rest which is designed to keep an individuals foot in comfort and supported while working. Foot rests will ensure that one’s foot is not resting on hard or sharp edges. There are several benefits of footrests like helps in preventing clotting of blood, pressure on Achilles tendon and varicose veins. This health related issues are caused due to inactive and prolonged sitting in office or at home.
Foot rest will reduce the strain and stress incurred on lower back while sitting. Today there are varieties of ergonomic footrests available in market at an affordable price. But it is best advised for an individual to spend quality time in researching about varieties of model available before choosing one that suits his needs. At the same it is very vital to look out for several aspects before buying footrests like size, stability, mobility, height adjustment, warranty, angle adjustment and exercise or massage function.
Size of footrest: Wide or Big footrests offer more choice of leg postures when compared to smaller footrests.
Stability: Any footrests should posses enough stability to stay in its place without moving.
Mobility: Footrests should be moved easily or have better mobility, so it can be moved by feet to adjust a particular posture or movement when needed.
Height Adjustment: The footrests should have a lever for height adjustment, so that one can adjust them according to height of work desk or chair at home or office.
Angle Adjustment: The footrests should be equipped with angle adjustment to vary angle for adjusting correct posture.
Warranty: The warranty of footrests is very vital from view point of customers, suppose if a footrest gets damaged due to external agents with in warranty period; then customer can get an exchange for damaged footrest.
Exercise functions: An ideal footrest must facilitate the massage or exercise for feet will be additional benefits and better value for money.
Ergonomic footrests are designed by keeping health aspect of a user is given a top priority and it will ease out leg and lower back problems efficiently by providing correct posture while sitting for long hours whether in home or office.
Numerous varieties of footrests are available in market that is basically categorized under footrests that provide comfort and footrests that are designed to perform certain functions. The best known varieties of footrests are as follows:
- Adjustable footrest;
- Rolax Ergonomic footrest;
- Adjustable black footrest with microban;
- Traffic Pillow inflatable travel footrest;
- Wide height adjustable rocking footrest;
- Portable footrest.