Blog | The benefits and impacts of sitting properly at work

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In an age where we spend on average over eight hours per day in the office, sitting properly is simply a must.

Millions of individuals across the UK suffer from neck and back pain, but are unable to find the source of their problem. In truth, it’s likely that a lot of these will be in discomfort from the way they sit.

Here at Yorkshire Office Group, office furniture suppliers in Wakefield, we don’t just supply award-winning furniture and products to businesses – we also like to help our customers too. From being in the industry since 1998 we have gained the knowledge and expertise to offer sound advice.

Below we detail a few benefits of sitting properly whilst at work (or anywhere else, for that matter):

More productive

Believe it or not, sitting correctly could result in your staff showing increased signs of productivity. You might be wandering how exactly this works – it’s quite easy really. Without those nagging aches and pains that come from slouching, their minds will be free to focus on other, more important matters.

Easier breathing

Slouching on your chair prevents the lungs from taking in as much air as it ideally would. On the surface this might not seem like much of a problem, but shallow breathing actually results in lower energy levels. Staff aren’t of much use when they’re tired and weary!

Healthy joints

As mentioned above, poor sitting posture is synonymous with aches and pains. It leads to the joints being put under unnecessary wear and tear, which can then be followed by more serious conditions such as arthritis.

It’s often hard to stop bad habits, and the same is true for sitting incorrectly. A good way to start is to make a conscious effort to keep your ears, shoulders and hips in a straight vertical line.

Alternatively, to address any potential injuries, Yorkshire Office Group currently supply orthopaedic chairs to businesses in the area. These are designed to promote good posture, help deal with back problems and can even prevent long-term spinal damage.

For further information about our orthopaedic chairs or if you want more advice, don’t hesitate to give one of our team a call on 01924 88 88 00.


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