25 March 2014

Being comfortable while seated at your workstation

I've seen many people carrying the strict discipline they learnt in school to office too. In an environment where they have to be seated for hours at an end, they try their best to not complain and adjust. Many end up seriously damaging their health. A friend's sister ended up requiring spinal surgery because she tried her best to sit straight and stiff while working; ignoring her back pain all the while.

Some chairs are designed for people with long thighs. People with short thighs won't be able to adjust to it (and vice versa). Good news is, chairs can be adjusted. But I rarely see people doing it. I did.

Got the armrests removed and the back of the chair tightened and phew! It was such a relief to be able to sit comfortably!

More on adjustments: http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/ergonomics/office/chair_adjusting.html

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