Do you sit correctly at your desk?

This probably isn’t a question that you have asked yourself. Well, not unless you have found that at the end of the day your back, neck and shoulders start to ache from all the time that you have spent sitting at your desk. This type of working is one of the main causes of back pain and it can be easily alleviated by ensuring that you take regular breaks away from your desk as well as adjusting your posture whilst you sit at your desk.

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The first thing you should do is make sure that your desk and chair are suitable for you to be sitting at and if not take a look at a Office Chairs Gloucester like Severn Furnishing who can help you out. Once you have this in place it is time to look at your posture.

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You should sit with your back supported by your chair and make sure that your weight is evenly distributed across both hips – meaning you are not leaning more on one side than the other. It is important that your chair is close enough to the desk for you to comfortably reach your keyboard without having to stretch your body forwards. Your knees should be at a 90 degree angle to your hips and to the floor and your feet should be positioned flat on the floor.

 

If you find that your back does not reach the support of the chair you can use a lumbar support to close this gap and you can also find floor risers that help if your feet do not comfortably reach the floor with your knees at the 90 degree angle.

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