The average office worker or student can spend up to 8 hours a day sitting at their desk. Sitting down actually places a great deal of strain and pressure on the body, and can lead to a number of serious health complications including heart disease, diabetes and deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
While many people believe it’s normal to complain of aches and pains after a long day sitting at their desk, having the wrong chair, or a poorly set up desk is often the culprit!
Ideally, you should be able to sit with both feet flat on the floor, your knees and hips parallel, and minimal pressure at the back of the thighs for optimum posture support.
Ergonomic seating can help to vastly reduce the stress placed on your body by providing proper support and improved comfort. Ergonomic chairs are no longer a luxury item, but a necessity for an employee or students overall health and wellbeing.
Here’s why you should upgrade the chairs in your workplace or educational institution as soon as possible:
1) Posture Support
Traditional chairs can put undue strain your spine, and over time can lead to bad posture whilst increasing your susceptibility to back injuries. Ergonomic chairs are fully adjustable to align with your height and workstation, ensuring you remain in the correct sitting posture.
2) Helps with Back Pain
Lower back pain is one of the leading causes of absence from work in Australia. Ergonomic chairs feature a backrest that has been designed to support the natural curvature of your spine. The backrest is also taller to provide support for the entire back.
3) Reduces Neck Pain
Office workers often complain of stiffness in the neck and shoulder region. This can lead to complications like spondylosis – a loss of cartilage lining in one’s vertebrae. Ergonomic chairs may include a headrest to provide support for the head and neck too.
4) Relieves Hip Pressure
A hard chair can put unnecessary pressure on your hips. Ergonomic chairs have sufficient padding and depth to help support the hips and reduce this stress and pressure.
5) Improved Blood Circulation
Another major benefit of ergonomic chairs is the positive effect they have on blood flow. Adjusting your seat to a 90-degree angle allows proper circulation in the legs. Good circulation prevents your legs from swelling or going numb.
6) Boosts Productivity
Comfortable and supportive chairs lead to happy and healthy employees or students, who are less likely to be distracted or suffer from aches and pains which may force absences. As a result, the introduction of ergonomic chairs have seen reported increases in productivity and work quality.
If you’re looking to fitout your office or educational institution with ergonomic chairs to optimise comfort and productivity, All Storage Systems have many options available. To find out more information on the benefits of upgrading to ergonomic chairs, talk to our friendly team on 1800 772 726 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .