Most of us spend much of the day sitting down. Beginning with the morning commute, then long hours of sitting down at the office, and finally relaxing at the end of the day – this means relatively little movement throughout the day. This isn’t to mention that almost a third of our days are spend lying down, sleeping peacefully in our beds. And yet, it is rare to consider the effect our choice of furniture has on our overall well-being. In this article, we provide a few things to consider in the way you sit or lie down in the furniture that provides the supporting framework to most of your day.
Take a seat
There are plenty of guides and tutorials online about how to sit in your office chair. It may seem like a small thing, but having the right sitting posture is so important to your overall well-being. In order to avoid stiffness, adjust your seat so that your back is relaxed, your feet stretched out in front of you, and your eyes are directly in line with the screen in front of you. The right office chair should be highly adjustable, not too hard to sit on, and provide ample support for your back. As long as you’re sitting correctly, you can avoid many aches and pains shared by office workers who simply never adjusted their chairs.