Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Sit Smart, Sit Productive, And Sit Healthy!

Proper Office Chair Sitting HabitsDon't settle for an average operating experience in the workplace. To be at your best, you need to maximize your sit. That's where we come in! Today on the OfficeAnything.com blog we'll teach you the tips, tricks, and advice needed to do just that. If you're ready to sit smart, sit productive, and sit healthy, you're in the right place.

Sit Smart!

First things first, you need to select an office chair that allows you to sit smart. Even in these modern times, not all office chairs are created equal. You need to purchase an adjustable office chair that's ready, willing, and able to adapt at a moments notice to ensure you're properly supported at all times.

When shopping for a new office chair, avoid cheap knock offs and imitations. You'll be best served by reading reviews from your fellow shoppers online. Comparison shopping engines are the perfect place to find them. We recommend Google Shopping. Most of todays top rated office chair providers utilize this helpful shopping resource. Additionally, you can find helpful reviews on manufacturer websites and blogs jus like this one.

Professional Ergonomic ChairIf you're having trouble finding reviews on quality office chairs that are ready for the demands of the modern work day, try checking out YouTube. You'll find a plethora of demo videos that are very informative.

Need a few chair recommendations? No problem! Here's a few you can't go wrong with...

  • Spritz Chair from Global
  • Eon Chair from Cherryman
  • Living Chair from Mayline
  • Ray Chair from RFM Preferred Seating
  • Ergohuman Chair from Eurotech Seating
  • Creedence Chair from Woodstock Marketing

Sit Productive!

Office Chair Mechanism FeaturesOnce you've invested in an office chair, you'll want to get the most out of it. This means, you've gotta take the time to master the features it's equipped with. Start by busting out the owners manual the minute you have your chair fully assembled.

You'll definitely want to test out each feature as you read about it in the manual. Reading the whole thing, and then testing is not recommended. As a side note, you'll probably want to label each of the levers on the mechanism located undercut the seat of your task chair. This will help you remember what each of them do throughout the first few weeks of use.

If you want to sit productive in your new ergonomic chair you can't take a set it and forget it approach. All too often, shoppers invest in an expensive seating solution only to let its features go unused day after day. In the long run, the more you practice adjusting your chair, the better. You'll be adapting your set like second nature in no time to meet the needs of any task.

Sit Healthy!

It all comes down to sitting healthy. If you overlook your bad posture habits, you'll never get to where you want to be. Even the most luxurious ergonomic office chair with all the bells and whistles won't do you much good if you don't pair it with a good set of posture habits. Analyze your sit from the ground up by checking out a posture chart. They highlight the tips and sitting habits needed for success. Here's a few to get you started...

    Healthy Sitting Tips
  • Keep your back in contact with the chair at all times. Each time you lean forward and away from your chair to type, you're missing out the spine support you chair was designed to provide.
  • Keep your feet planted flat on the ground and facing forward. Using your chair as a foot rest is a big time no-no. It restricts blood flow that can lead to cramping, fatigue, and even pain.
  • Raise your computer monitors to eye level. If you screens are too low, you'll be looking down to type and your posture will suffer. Looking down at your screens during extended computing sessions puts a lot of strain on the neck.

A big part of sitting healthy involves avoiding extended computing sessions from the seated position. To simply, get up from your desk once an hour. Stand up, walk away, and stretch out your muscles. You want to get your blood flowing to the areas that have been restricted during sitting even in the most posture perfect positions.

If you're day is filled with too many tasks to get away, you're not alone. Taking short breaks isn't always practical. Thankfully, there's solutions out there to solve the problem. Brands like OFM, Systematix, and Mayline have released height adjustable desktop attachments that allow you to continue working from the standing position to keep productivity levels high without affecting your health.

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