Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ergonomically Correct.

Don’t be one of the many workers who suffer from back pain and other ailments as a direct result of sitting in a substandard or poorly adjusted chair. Be good to the almost 100 muscles you use while sitting in your work chair by selecting a chair that is designed for both comfort and health.

~Work Chairs

When it comes to basic features for your work chair, you generally want to look for those that provide support, comfort and adjustability. At the very least, try to get a chair that has height and back adjustment features. And those features should be within easy reach while seated. Keep in mind that the more adjustment capabilities a chair has, the more people will be able to sit on it comfortably.

~Try it out
Perhaps the best test for the right work chair is a dry run. You’ll absolutely want to try out that chair before buying. Sit in the chair for at least five minutes – optimally a half hour – to see if you remain comfortable. If you don’t feel anything at all, that’s good – it’s probably a perfect fit.

~Know how to adjust your chair
Many office workers never adjust their work chair. What good is a chair that can be custom-fit to your individual needs if its features are never utilized? Be sure to learn about the operational controls and features of your chair, and do use them so that you can derive the optimal benefit from this very important work tool.

Do keep in mind that – no matter how perfect the chair fit – the human body was not meant to be inactive for hours. Sitting all day is not good for the body and will cause it undue stress and strain. Literally step away from your chair every so often and move your legs and body. Optimally, you want a bit of variety in job tasks so that you are not limited to work duties that require sitting only.

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