You and Your Office Chair

Wednesday, 9th April 2014

You and Your Office Chair

The market is flooded with desk chairs all promising health benefits through words such as ergonomic, lumbar support and total comfort. But I think we can all agree that no matter the chair, if you don't sit correctly you are putting yourself at risk of developing back pain and other uncomfortable body twinges. So what is the correct way to sit in your chair?

Here are a few simple points we at Axiom Projects use to protect our bodies and avoid back pain while performing roles which require a lot of chair time. 

  • • Relax when sitting into your chair and make sure your bottom is against the seat with your shoulder blades touching the back rest of the chair 
  • • Make sure your feet touch the floor and if not use a foot rest
  • • There should be space between the front of your seat and the back of your calves while sitting
  • • When seated, your hips should be higher than your knees
  • • Your arms should be flat and your elbows level with your desk/table
  • • Take regular breaks. We recommend never sitting at your computer for longer than 45 minutes without a break
  • • When you take a break, walk around briefly or perform simple stretches

Hopefully with these tips you will feel a little more comfortable at work.