How Do You Sit On Your Office Chair? 10 Types of Office Sitters

How Do You Sit On Your Office Chair? 10 Types of Office Sitters

A lighthearted look at the different types of office sitters by Chair Office infographic. We can definitely identify people to some of these positions, can you?

No matter how many of these sitters and characteristics you can recognise from your own office environment sitting at your desk chair for prolonged periods of times can be detrimental to your health. Below the infographic KennedyPearce have included some top tips on sitting better in your office chair to reduce the risk of health problems, so keep scrolling down!

The 10 types of Office Sitter

 Sitting in an office chair can cause low back pain or worsen an existing back problem. The main reason behind this is that sitting in an office chair or in general, is a static posture that increases the stress in the back, shoulders, arms and legs. Here’s 5 tips to help you reduce back problems:
1. Adjust your Resting Eye Position
Close your eyes while sitting comfortably with your head facing forward. Slowly open your eyes. Your gaze should be aimed at the center of your computer screen. Adjust your computer screen higher or lower to ensure you eye level meets the center.
2. Armrest
The use of an armrest on your office chair is important to take some of the strain off your upper spine and shoulders. Ensure you adjust the armrest of the office chair so that it just slightly lifts your arms at the shoulders and make it less likely for you to slouch.
3. Sit up tall
You can make this easier by pushing your hips as far back as they can go in the chair. Adjust the seat height so that your feet are flat on the floor and your knees equal to, or slightly lower than, your hips. Next give you chair a slight recline to give support to your upper and lower back.
4. Break it Up
Studies have shown that constant sitting is very damaging to your health, so take small breaks during your workday to release some of that muscle tension. Some good break ideas are to walk around for a couple minutes, standing and doing some stretches— basically anything to break up a full day of sitting on your bottom is good for you!
5. Rest Your Feet on The Floor
Your feet should be flat on the floor. If they’re not, ask if you can have a footrest, which lets you rest your feet at a level that’s comfortable. Be sure to not cross your legs and that can offset your balance.
If you follow these 5 steps and still are getting back or joint pain then we reccomend you seek medical advice. What type of Office Sitter are you? Tweet us at @kennedyPearce

Sitting in an office chair or in general, is a static posture that increases the stress in the back, shoulders, arms and legs. So whatever type of sitter you are, here’s 5 tips for sitting better in your office chair to reduce the risk of health problems:

1. Adjust your Resting Eye Position
Close your eyes while sitting comfortably with your head facing forward. Slowly open your eyes. Your gaze should be aimed at the center of your computer screen. Adjust your computer screen higher or lower to ensure your eye level meets the center.

2. Armrest
The use of an armrest on your office chair is important to take some of the strain off your upper spine and shoulders. Ensure you adjust the armrest of the office chair so that it just slightly lifts your arms at the shoulders and make it less likely for you to slouch.

3. Sit up tall
You can make this easier by pushing your hips as far back as they can go in the chair. Adjust the seat height so that your feet are flat on the floor and your knees equal to, or slightly lower than, your hips. Next give your chair a slight recline to give support to your upper and lower back.

4. Break it Up
Studies have shown that constant sitting is very damaging to your health, so take small breaks during your workday to release some of that muscle tension. Some good break ideas are to walk around for a couple minutes, standing and doing some stretches— basically anything to break up a full day of sitting on your bottom is good for you!

5. Rest Your Feet on The Floor
Your feet should be flat on the floor. If they’re not, ask if you can have a footrest, which lets you rest your feet at a level that’s comfortable. Be sure to not cross your legs and that can offset your balance.

If you follow these 5 steps and still are getting back or joint pain then we reccomend you seek medical advice. What type of Office Sitter are you? Tweet us at @kennedyPearce

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