Standing all day is tiring. Sometimes we just need to sit down and take the weight off our feet! Chairs provide support and comfort to help us to relax, but sitting for long periods of time is not good for our health or productivity. Many office workers who spend their working day sitting complain about tension or pain in their shoulders or lower back. The reason is simple - our bodies weren’t made for sitting for long periods. Modern office chairs, designed to encourage workers to move while sitting, can reduce muscle tension associated with deskwork. Active sitting postures are good for wellbeing and help to keep workers relaxed and alert!

Strategies and tips!

  • Workstation chairs should be fully adjustable to suit the needs of individual workers
  • Freemotion chairs encourage active sitting through small micro-movements 
  • Combine fabrics that provide comfort with air flow such as a mesh

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