After years of hunching over at a desk, you may find that you’ve started getting several body aches due to your poor work setup. The thing is, we, humans, aren’t sedentary creatures. Prolonged sitting, slouching, and looking down at our phones can negatively affect our health.
But, don’t worry. It’s never too late. Just because you have bad posture right now means you’ll have it forever. In this article, we’ll explore the best solution for poor body posture. But first, let’s talk about the common bad postures. Do you have them?
What are the Common Posture Problems?
A bad work posture is a serious thing. It’ll have you feeling uncomfortable and inefficient while doing your tasks. A chronic posture problem is another beast. It will mess up not just your work, but also your health. The following are some of the common posture problems:
1. The Forward Head or “Nerd Neck”
The forward head posture is a posture problem where your head is aligned with your ears in the vertical midline of your body. If you have a healthy posture, your ears and shoulders should be aligned instead of your head. The forward head is often caused by too much hunching over your computer or phone.
2. The Kyphosis
Kyphosis is a posture problem that is characterised by an exaggerated forward rounding of the back. Our back has a natural slight curve, kyphosis occurs when this arch is larger than normal. People who have kyphosis usually have a visible hump in their upper back. Kyphosis can be caused by several reasons, but most often by injury, obesity, spine abnormalities, and neuromuscular conditions.
3. The Lordosis
The Lordosis is a posture problem where the person’s pelvis is tipped forward. Lordosis can affect people at any age. It is also related to conditions such as osteoporosis, obesity, and another similar posture problem, kyphosis.
4. The Flatback
The flatback posture problem also called fixed sagittal imbalance, is characterised by a forward head and hunched upper and lower back. People who have flatbacks often have difficulty standing. They also have chronic thigh and groin pain.
What is the best sitting work posture?
Good posture while sitting is about positioning your body the right way to prevent pain, injury, and other health problems. Being aware of good posture at work can prevent episodes of body pain and productivity decline. Here are the basics of a good sitting work posture:
- A balanced head
- Relaxed arms at a right angle to your desk
- Feet flat on the floor
- Hips positioned slightly above knees
- Eyes in line with screen
- Adequate legroom
- Back firmly against the back of the chair
How To Solve Posture Problems With Ergonomics
Ergonomics refers to the use of optimised tools to deliver safety, comfort, and performance. It is the science of understanding human interaction between his environment. There are various disciplines in ergonomics and they prove to be valuable in their own fields.
For posture problems at work, the branch of ergonomics related is workplace ergonomics. Sitting while working may be a simple activity, but if done for long periods of time, requires attention.
Almost all sitting posture problems can be prevented (and fixed!) by using the right ergonomic office chair from Ergomeister.
Although years of poor posture habits can be hard to fix instantly, Ergomeister’s office chairs offer excellent support to encourage neutral posture. Neural posture is our spine’s natural alignment position. When this is compromised, our body experiences compression, nerve pinching, and muscle wear and tear. The following are ways Ergomeister’s ergonomic chairs can improve posture while working:
1. Lumbar Support for Your Lower Back
Our office chairs are designed to mirror the natural curvature of your lower spine. It fills the gap between the lumbar spine and the seat, thereby supporting your lower back. A regular chair without lumbar back support will tire your body and muscles while holding your spine in the wrong position. This can also cause your head and upper back to lean forward.
2. Adjustable Seat Height to Suit Your Leg Length
Ergomeister work chairs are designed to be flexible. We know that not everyone is the same size and shape, so we’ve made chairs that are fully adjustable. Our chairs can be adjusted so that you can sit with your feet on the floor without pressure on the underside of your thighs, front leg, and butt.
3. Recline Ability to Reduce Stress on Spine
Ergomeister office chairs recline ability relieve loads on your spine. It opens your thigh-torso angle and helps redistribute pressure. This promotes good blood circulation and reduces tension. Our chairs also allow you to lean back without much force. It’s designed to transfer some of your upper body weight to the backrest of the chair in the most effortless way possible.
4. Adjustable Seat
Our office chairs give you the ability to slide the seat pan forward or backward based on your leg length. This lets your leg settle in a comfortable position which facilitates good blood flow. Ergomeister’s office chairs support natural movements which also have positive effects on breathing, joint integrity, and muscle health.
5. Comfortable Seat Cushions
Ergomeister office chairs have the best breathable fabric. They redistribute compressive force and protect your bones and muscles. They also prevent compression that restricts blood flow in your bottom area which can cause fatigue and pain. Another negative effect of compression is poor digestion. A good seat cushion can give you healthy gut health.
6. Adjustable Arm Rests
Our office chairs have adjustable armrests which allow you to keep your arms at a 90-degree angle at all times. Poor arm positioning can result in shoulder and back pain. Ergomeister office chairs conserve your upper back strength by properly supporting your arms.
Ergonomic Office Chairs That Provide More Than Just Comfort
Ergomeister office chairs are designed to help people overcome work-related body pain which decreases worker performance. In order to prevent increasing spine and back problems, we bring solutions for everyone’s daily well-being at work. Since working from home is now the new norm, we’ve made it easy for you to work and practice good posture habits at the same time.
Discover true comfort with Ergomeister and get your very own office chair today. Our Ergomeister ergonomic office chair comes fully assembled with exclusive FREE delivery!