Working in an office, generally means sitting down for the majority of the time. This in turn can lead to muscle aches and pains and can cause unnecessary stress on the spine.
Back complaints is one of the most popular reasons for long term sickness here in the UK so now is the time to consider if you are sitting correctly at your desk to avoid bad posture.
Some general points to consider when positioning your chair is the positioning from the ground, you should aim for a height that allows your feet to rest flat on the floor with your arms to rest to the height of the desk.
Make sure the depth is large enough so that can sit with your back against the backrest with approximately 3 inches between the knee and sear of the chair.
Choose a cushioned seat covering that provides you with comfort whilst sitting for long periods that is breathable to prevent you from getting too hot.
Also remember that although we spend a lot of time sitting, it's important to stand up regularly, have a walk around and keep our bodies moving. Alternatively to sitting all day, we have a vast range of sit and stand desks that allows you to work in different positions throughout the working day, reducing the overall stress on your spine.
If you would like to try demo one of our chairs, to find the most suitable seat for you, please give us a call on 0330 122 0225 to arrange an appointment at our London or Hampshire showrooms.
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