Posture Advice Guide
British People sit for an average of 8 to 10 hours every day, with office workers spending around 65% to 75% of their working hours in prolonged periods of sustained sitting. That’s not even taking into account the hours spent sat at home watching TV or surfing the web!
However, there are certain measures you can take to help ease any existing aches and pains you may have or indeed prevent them.
This page is dedicated to giving you tips and advice, from us, our suppliers and back pain experts.
Office Chairs for bad backs:
Ever thought about your posture? If you haven’t and are not sure if your office chair is a help or a hindrance then these tips can come in handy.
A Guide to Choosing the Best & Most Comfortable Ergonomic Chair for YOU
Working in an office typically involves sitting at your desk in a sub-par swivel chair, unless you’ve adapted to one of those standing or treadmill desks; be honest with yourselves, how long will that really last?
Spending a large amount of time sat down and staring at a screen can have a big impact on your health...
Don’t just do something…Sit there (properly…on a good chair)… Jay Ruddock M.Ost, BA(Hons), Dip PT - Align Body Clinic – Osteopathy, Structural Integration & Medical Acupuncture
Sitting, we all sit more than we used to, and it’s causing us problems so much now that we see headlines such as ‘Sitting is the new smoking!!’.
Guide to setting up your computer work station:
A correct ergonomic workstation set-up can minimize the likelihood of developing these symptoms such as; pain, fatigue, muscle discomfort and stiffness from daily computer use…
These tips are intended to provide you with information regarding office chairs for bad backs.
- The chair should allow you to move easily and freely: If the chair has a tilt mechanism we would recommend that you leave it unlocked so that it can move with you.
- If you are sat for long periods at your desk then tilt the chair forward slightly.
- Every few hours get up and walk around to increase blood flow and get your muscles working. Try not to slouch when sitting (remember your back has a natural 'S' curve to it) and move your feet and toes.
- If you happen to be working in a chair that is not your usual one then take the time to make the relevant adjustments - we'll take the blame for the 'regular' user complaining you've messed with it!
- Look for a chair with adjustable arms as this allows the shoulders and arms to be relaxed.