SITTING FOR HOURS AT A TIME? IT’S TIME TO INVEST IN A SOLID OFFICE CHAIR.
DOCTORS BELIEVE SITTING TO BE THE NEXT CANCER AND CAN CONTRIBUTE TO SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES.
LOOK AROUND YOU, EVERYONE HAS THEIR HEADS DOWN! THE HUMAN HEAD WEIGHS ON AVERAGE 10 POUNDS AND BENT FORWARD THIS CAN BE DOUBLE. WORKING LIKE THIS ADDS PRESSURE TO THE NECK AND SPINE BUT A WELL DESIGNED, ERGONOMIC OFFICE CHAIR CAN HELP OFFSET ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR WORKING DAY
The British Chiropracter’s Association (BCA) highlighted that 56% of office workers are more likely to suffer from back pain. So what can we do? Here are some of the key features to look for when choosing your office chair:
Arms rests should always be adjustable. Having a correctly adjusted arm rest allows you to rest your arms, elbows and shoulders comfortably.
BACK & LUMBAR SUPPORT
Backrests should be adjustable allowing for ease of movement forwards and backwards.
Having lumbar support on your office chair will help support the natural curvature of the spine. This can be easily changed to suit the user’s weight and height.
Lumbar support should be flush against the small of your back which will help keep everything in line.
WIDTH & DEPTH
Office chairs should be wide and deep enough to accommodate all shapes and sizes. Consider a smaller chair if you have a smaller body shape, and a larger seat if you have a larger stature.
Allow you to move around your area freely.
Provide the benefit of reaching nearby cabinets, drawers and table tops with ease.
Having a swivel base on your office chair will help establish the distinction between clientele and office worker.
Feet should be flat to the floor, thighs parallel to the ground.
With all these in mind, I think you will agree investing in the right office chair will pay dividends to your health and well being.
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