Good posture habits don't form over night. You have to trust your office chair and put in the work to earn a great sitting experience. In today's post we'll highlight important tips, tricks, and reasons to rely on your office chair for the support you need to make it through your work day effectively. Enjoy!
office seating solutions on the market provide little support if used incorrectly. If you're going to invest your hard earned money in an office chair, you've got to take the time needed to master it.
Once you've mastered the ergonomic features of your chair, you have to trust them! What good is a fancy ergonomic chair with an adjustable lumbar support feature if it goes day in and day out unused? When sitting, be sure to keep your back in constant contact with the chair. Leaning forward to type on your keyboard is a great way to invite poor blood flow, cramps, and other major health risks into your work day.
You've got to trust your chair arms as well! In 2015, most office chairs on the market come equipped with adjustable T shaped arms that provide a lot of great benefits. Sadly, these helpful tools commonly go unused. Adjust the angle, width, and height at which your chair arms sit to ensure you are typing at the proper angle when at your desk working. When typing, be sure to keep your arms on the rests. Doing so will improve the rate at which you compute while simultaneously helping you to become more ergo friendly in the workplace.
Do you use the base of your office chair as a foot rest? Do you work with your feet crossed out and in front of you? These are bad habits that must be corrected. When sitting in your chair, be sure to keep your feet flat on the ground and facing forward at all times. If you haven't tried out the height adjustment feature on your chair, now is the time to do so. There should be a lever located underneath the seat of your chair that can be quickly pulled to raise and lower your operating height. Trust the chair and the benefits of it's features! Any office chair manufactured after the year 2000 should come standard with this basic ergonomic function.
The angle at which your chair back sits is also very important. While many top computer chair models offer high tech tilt mechanisms that will constantly adjust as you work, you still have to be prepared to trust this function. You should be adjusting the angle at which your chair back sits regularly throughout the work day. Don't be scared to make the adjustments you need to operate in posture perfect positions. Let your chair do it's job to the best of it's ability. Show it a little love and a little trust. Your back will thank you for it!
In the long run, trusting your office chair is just plain smart. You've invested time and money to select the perfect chair for your specific needs. Now it's time to put it's features to use. Rely on your chair to perform at peak levels throughout the day. Trust it's features to ensure you're as comfortable as possible. If you have a hard time remembering good posture tips and habits, consider making a "trust your chair" chart. Studies have shown that reminder charts really make a big difference. Trusting your chair will set you on a path to improved health and functionality. There's really no down side!