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According to the most recent Labour Force Survey, 3.1 million Canadians were working from home temporarily as of February 2021.
In response to the pandemic, it's likely that you or someone close to you has made the shift to a home office over the past year and a half.
There's a good chance you've had to make some adjustments to a room in your house to make it more comfortable, whether that meant replacing an old office chair or finally purchasing a proper desk.
Now, it might seem like you have everything you need, but might we suggest a foot rest?
Even better, it's on sale right now on Amazon Canada.
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ErgoFoam products were designed to provide comfort and firm support all day long, and chiropractors across North America recommend the Ergonomic Foot Rest to alleviate sciatica, glute, hamstring, low back and knee pain.
"As a chiropractor, I have countless patients who come to see me due to neck and back pain from sitting too long at a computer," said Dr. Cariann Paul, a registered chiropractor in New York City. "The high density foam gives firm support without being too firm and comes in the perfect height for those who tend to be on the taller side."
Paul's favourite feature of the ErgoFoam Ergonomic Foot Rest is that it doubles as a rocker when placed curve side down to keep your feet moving, which improves blood circulation.
The ErgoFoam Foot Rest was also made to be a comfortable 44-centimetre width, which is wider than most foot rest pillows that are made of sinking memory foam.
Plus, it comes with a removable cover for easy washing and a no-slip bottom so that even the most active feet won't skate around.
"I needed a tall enough ergo footrest in order to have proper sitting height at my desk. This footrest did the job great," one reviewer said. "It has a very soft feel, but is firm enough to support your feet and not sink or loose shape."
For others, the stability of the ErgoFoam Foot Rest and the affordable price tag make it oh-so worth the purchase.
"Like many, COVID-19 enforced home working, [which] meant it was time to upgrade the home setup, and so I needed to add a footrest to my office. I went for this one as it ticked all the boxes for a very reasonable price, but having received the item I must say I can't recommend it enough," another reviewer said.
They added that in the rocker format, the ErgoFoam Foot Rest has a "comfortable yet solid feel" to it and stays stable even if you're feeling fidgety.