Most of us have what is the ‘8-6’ job, which demand us mostly to sit & slog before the P.Cs & laptops & practically break our backs & necks! So we at APEX thought, why not put up a little material on how, as employees you could watch your back & as bosses you could watch not to get those backs hurt!
Ergonomics is the science where you study people’s efficiency in the working environment. What are the possible factors that pull you back from delivering your 100% [other than the ‘outside the office things’ of course]?? More than bad postures, bad seating causing bad postures is the greater threat! These can go on to affect your back & neck – “The most important components of your skeletal system” in a very critical way causing slip-disc, spondylitis etc . So, how do we avoid these situations? First of, let’s see what we could do, of the chairs!
The chairs that you use normally for office-use, are designed ergonomically to suit your needs as per your working style – hand rest, back support & mobility! Here are some samples we picked up for you from the market..
This is a stationery piece from IKEA, for places where you don’t need to keep swinging about your seat. The cushioning surface ensures cushioning effect to your back & bottom, helping you maintain your posture & reducing reflexive jerks.
One of the main issues that crop up is that most people today, are so used up to their laptops that they lean in, while using PC as well. This causes a gap between your back & the back-rest which ultimately ends up straining your back.
There are other mobile pieces available in the market. This one from KLOBER, for instance. While the detached backrest from the seat ensures more flexibility to lean, it is difficult to get accustomed to it & not so comfortable to work in.
This is a piece from URBAN LADDER with a neck rest as well, but most of the times, unless you are very less burdened of work, you won’t really be able to enjoy the perks of the neck rest! The cushions, though comfortable generate a lot of heat due to wear & tear & constant contact. The metal one, on contrary are less heat generating & hence more comfortable to the bottom, but less to the back again!
So I guess you have found out some stark differences between a normal you would use to an office desk chair! Last, but not the least, here we have some exercises that you could do at your to stay fit & active!