There’s no place like home … home is where the heart is … or will you be glad to
get back to work for a rest?
If your office is an escape from those stresses and strains of home life, make sure
you’re sitting comfortably while enjoying that well-earned rest at work. Office
chairs are so much more than just design accessories. You’d hardly sit at your desk
on a bean bag, would you?
According to Work Area Ltd, Banbury’s office, factory and waiting rooms chair specialist,
around 10 million working days are lost each year in the UK because of back pain.
A good quality office chair helps prevent back injury and RSI (repetitive strain
Work Area Ltd recommends you sit correctly. Imagine that drop-dead gorgeous hunk
(or babe) from accounts is walking past your desk. I’ll bet you straighten up then!
People come in all shapes and sizes. That’s why office chairs are adjustable. Make
sure your chair is adjusted to support your lower back. Your knees should be level
with your hips when your feet are on the floor. If your legs are too short, you’ll
need a foot rest. A properly adjusted chair will give you the maximum comfort and
support needed to help you enjoy the odd power nap too.
Hip and circulation problems can be caused by sitting with your legs crossed. So
don’t cross your legs at your desk. Of course girls, if you’re lucky enough to have
fabulous pins and want to show them off, strut your stuff round the office in a mini
skirt instead. Taking regular short breaks away from your desk will stretch your
legs, is kind to your back and helps concentration.
Finally, don’t be tempted to buy an office chair without trying it first. Speak
to those nice people at Work Area Ltd. They’ll arrange for you to ‘try before you
buy’. That way you can be sure your office chair is comfortable, provides the right
support, and leaves you feeling rested ready for your hectic evening at home.