Thursday, October 5, 2017

Comfort Coach: How To Sit Better Today

Office Comfort Coach
Sitting healthy doesn't have to be a headache. With a few basic posture tips and a little ergonomic knowledge, you'll be operating comfortably in no time. Today on 'Comfort Coach' we'll provide the advice and info needed to get you to peak performance levels.

How To Sit CorrectlyFirst things first, you need to understand your office chair. If you don't have the owner's manual, you can likely pull it up on the manufacturers website. It will provide you with excellent information on your chair components and how they work together to keep you well supported.

While seated in your personal office chair and looking at the manual, go through its features. If you have a hard time remembering what they do, label them. All too often, individuals feel uncomfortable adjusting chair. This causes them to procrastinate and settle for a sub par sit. Don't let yourself fall into this category.
Dangers of sitting all day

Once you've familiarized yourself with the adjustable capabilities of your office chair, start putting them to use. Synchronize your office chair and computer workstation by raising your chair to a suitable height that allows your feet to be placed flat on the ground and facing forward.

Keeping your feet flat on the ground and facing forward will ensure good flood flow. If you use the base of your office chair as a foot rest, it's time to start breaking this habit. It's unhealthy.

Take things a step further by raising your computer screens to eye level. If you want to sit correctly, you can't be looking down at your screens to type all day. This will have you fighting neck pain and unnecessary physical strain.

Proper Office Chair PositioningYou can invest in an adjustable monitor arm attachment to solve this problem permanently. If you're in need of a quick fix, a stack of books or even a cardboard box will help you get your screens to eye level. It doesn't have to look great, it just has to work.

Office Chair Sitting TipsWhen seated in your office chair, do you find yourself leaning away from your chair to type? Each time you do this, your back is paying the price. Make it a point to keep your back in contact with the chair at all times. Doing so will ensure your spine is properly supported throughout the day.

Even the best posture habits breakdown over time. Regardless of how many popular ergonomic products you've invested in, you need to take a 5 to 10 minute break once per hour. This will allow your eyes to adjust, your muscles to loosen up, and your body to stay fresh. Take a quick walk around the office to get your blog flowing. Grab a drink of water to stay hydrated. You'll return to your desk ready to tackle your important tasks far more efficiently.

If you simply can't find the time to step away, sit to stand desk convertors are available to help. Top brands have made it their mission in 2017 to encourage sit to stand operating with versatile surface attachments that reduce energy dips, improve posture, and much more.

To recap, here's a few ways to help you sit better today...

    Office Posture Habits
  1. Keep your feet flat on the ground and facing forward to ensure good blood flow and stability.
  2. Raise your computer screens up to eye level to avoid looking down when typing. This will help prevent neck pain while creating more sustainable sitting habits.
  3. Maintain contact with your chair at all times. Don't lean away to type. This leaves your spine unsupported.

In the long run, sitting healthy needs to be a priority in your work day. If you have trouble remember posture tips and advice, make a little chart. Studies have shown that posture tip charts yield great results when posted within eyesight of computer monitors. The most important thing to remember is that you don't have to solve all your sit-related problems at once. Tackle them one at a time, one day at a time.

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