Nov 25, 2012 06:00AM
By Bailey Hemphill
If you sit behind a desk regularly, you know how important it is to have a good chair. Many of us spend more hours in our office chair than all the other chairs and sofas in our life combined. Not having the right chair can cause lower back pain, as well as neck and shoulder pain.
Studies have linked the comfort of a workplace directly to the efficiency levels of employees and employee turnover. In an average day, people spend 5.7 hours sitting in their chair and 7 hours sleeping in their bed. If you’re one of those people who spend hours in a chair, below are some guidelines to healthy seating.
- Raise or lower your seat so your thighs are parallel to the floor and your feet are flat on the floor or a footrest.
- Adjust the depth of your seat pan so you have at least 2” of clearance between the back of your knees and the front of the seat.
- Adjust the height of your backrest so it fits comfortably on the small of your back.
- Adjust your chair’s recline tension—if necessary—to support varying degrees of recline. Avoid using recline locks.
- Lean back and relax in your chair to allow the backrest to provide full support for your upper body.
Stop by All Makes Office Equipment Co. at 25th & Farnam streets to see what’s new in the office. The All Makes team is trained to help you make design and furniture purchases that fit your office atmosphere, your work style, and your budget.