Saturday, 15 July 2017

This is why your chair is probably busting your back


 

You know that feeling when you resolve all your problems, untangle all your complicated issues and sit back on the couch and just feel happy, healthy and alive?

Yeah...neither do I.

Well, research shows that the chair you sit on for most of the day may be one of the reasons why you can't seem to live, laugh and love as much as you want to.


We spend a huge portion of our lives sitting on a chair for long periods of time, and unfortunately the tendency for most people is to hunch over.

This position will stretch ligaments located in the spine, which will eventually cause ongoing physical strain or aggravate an existing pain. Stress is increased in the back, shoulder, arms, and feet, and excess pressure is added to the muscles.

So what should you do?

The first step is to find a good swivel chair and a working desk that fit your proportions.
If you spend a lot of time on a computer you need something supportive, hence you should look for a chair which is ergonomic, and a height adjustable desk. 

Your chair has a back, so use it.

You should not bend your back or sit at the edge of your chair while using your computer. Rather, you need to rest to the back of the chair. You will instantly feel more relaxed and comfortable.

If you work at an office, you probably spend more time at your desk than anywhere else. One of the most common mistakes is having a low chair with a desk that is too high in comparison, and after sitting for 6 hours in that position, you will certainly begin to feel the strain.

But nothing to worry! We have a solution for you.

We spoke to DEX, a local company specializing in office furniture, and they told us how important it is to realize that if we lead a sedentary lifestyle, we must be certain that it is not busting our backs. This can be ensured by using an ergonomic swivel chair. The vast benefits include:

·      Proper back and arm support, vital for keeping your back strong, flexible and free from various aches and pains;
·      An adjustable back that reclines and lets you change chair height and depth that will help you find the best sitting position;
·      Seat fabric made from breathable material that keeps the chair at an optimal temperature and provides good cushioning support for your lower back; and
·      Wheels that let you easily reach across your desk or open a drawer without having to stretch or hunch over.

From DEX Workspaces one can find both chairs and desks, among other office furniture. Most certainly you will find a chair and a desk suitable for your health while still having a unique style.

DEX has developed a corporate ergonomic package, including a height adjustable desk, an ergonomic chair and a wellness ball at only 889.

For more information you can browse their website at dex.com.mt/corporate-wellness
or find them on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DexWorkspaces/


You can call +356 22773000 or visit their showroom located in Mdina Road, Qormi, from Monday to Friday between 8:30 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 17.30, or Saturday between 9.30 and 13:00.


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