Monday, May 23, 2016

Office Ergonomics: Get Serious About Your Sit!

Office Chair Posture and Sitting TipsTo operate at peak performance levels in the workplace, you've got to take your sit seriously. Taking a set it and forget it approach, just won't cut it. Today on the blog, we'll teach you how to select the right office chair, improve your posture, and achieve top notch comfort during those stressful days at work. Enjoy!

We've said it once and we'll say it again, office comfort starts with YOU! If you're truly looking to improve comfort, you've got to analyze your areas of personal DIScomfort. Take the time to meet with a physician or chiropractor. Their ergonomic advice and sitting tips are invaluable. That being said, you'll need to select an office chair that's ready for the demands of the modern work day.

Don't rush out and break the bank on the most expensive chair you can find. A high price tag doesn't indicate that a chair will be more comfortable. Instead, focus on finding the RIGHT chair for your personal needs.

Visiting a showroom will certainly help. You'll be able to quickly and effectively test a wide range of ergonomic seating solutions from multiple manufacturers. If there's not a showroom in your area, browse the web for demo videos and product reviews. Here at the blog, we review multiple chairs every month! Our goal is to help our visitors make the most educated ergonomic decisions possible, and we're not alone. The seating community takes great pride in helping shoppers get serious about their sit. If you have chair related questions, don't hesitate to ask. The pros are always ready to lend a hand.

When you've settled on a new office chair for tasking and computing in the workplace, be sure to master it's features. Even the fanciest chairs are only as good as their owners. Take your sit seriously by taking your chair seriously. Read the manual thoroughly and memorize the functions each lever on the mechanism is intended for.

Selecting the right office chair is only half the battle. Those looking to take their sitting seriously need to focus on forming good posture habits. First and foremost, you need to be willing to adjust at a moments notice. Those who settle, suffer. Be proactive about comfort and adjust your chair back, height, and arms regularly to meet the needs of daily tasks.

It's important to keep your back in contact with the chair at all times. Each time you lean away from the back of your chair, you're missing out on support. Be ready to adjust the angle at which your chair sits throughout the day to stay properly supported.

Raise or lower your chair to ensure you're able to keep your feet planted flat on the ground and facing forward. Don't prop your feet up on the base of your chair. It's not a foot rest. Don't extend your legs out in front like your sitting in a recliner watching your favorite movie. Sitting with your feet flat and forward is the only way to go!

Adjust your chair arms regularly to compute at the correct angles. Computing at incorrect angles will cause hand and wrist pain that results in diminished productivity. Nearly all of 2016's most popular office chairs come standard with arms that raise and lower at the touch of a button.

If you have trouble remembering sitting advice and posture tips, you're not alone. During those busy days at the office, the angle at which your chair sits is likely the furthest thing from your mind. To help stay on top of your posture and sit, place a list of posture reminders within eye site of your computer screen. Studies have shown that this simple practice yields big time results.

The quest for the perfect sit is never complete. Mastering your office chair, focusing on good posture habits, and integrating new ergonomic office accessories will certainly help, but there's always room for improvement. Work with your coworkers to address ergonomic improvements and win the battle against discomfort!

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