A free tip for a more comfortable chair

A free tip for a more comfortable chair

On your office chair you will have a lever to adjust the back tilt. Most people have this in the locked position so that the back rest cannot move.

Why do you keep the back locked in position? Does this mean that your own back is locked in position all day too?

Push or pull the lever so that the back rest is unlocked and moving freely. Now lean into the back rest. You will soon get used to the back rest, and with it your body, moving freely. This is 'dynamic' movement that you don't realise you are doing while you undertake your work tasks. These little ''micro movements' keep the oxygenated blood flowing around your body, transporting energy to, and toxins from your muscles, therefore keeping you refreshed. This also helps to eliminate stiffness that you find occurs when you have been in the chair for too long.

Physiotherapists recommend that you have a walk around the office from time to time to get your blood pumping when you have been seated a while. Why not be moving all the time?