Ergonomically correct sitting position
Are you sitting in an ergonomically correct sitting position while reading this? Are you arching your back and collapsing? Are your legs crossed so that you don't have optimal blood circulation? Is there undue pressure on your pelvis? There is most likely an unnecessary amount of pressure that you don't think about at all.
It is not good for anyone to sit down too much. However, there are many who have a sedentary office job that does not allow much else than sitting down. Sitting too much leads to many physical problems, lifestyle diseases etc. It is therefore particularly important that when you sit down, you sit ergonomically correctly.
Vary your sitting position
There is no definitive sitting position that is correct. It is individual from person to person how to sit properly. The most important thing is that you vary your sitting position during the day.
We are not made to sit down all day. We get tired, we get sore and develop physical defects. If you, like many others, sit down the whole working day, then there are a number of ways in which you can change your sitting position and get variety throughout the day.
- Change chair or table height
- Crossed legs are a no-go
- Changes position on the chair
- Raise your chair if your shoulders are pressed up
- Move your screen
- Changes the distance to the screen
- Put your hands down
- Work standing during the day (raise-lower tables)
- Walking / standing meetings
The ergonomically correct sitting position
When you need to sit ergonomically correctly, you can follow some very simple steps:
- Your feet should be flat on the ground
- Your arms and legs should be at a 90-degree angle
- The table should be a few centimeters higher than your elbow
- Avoid sitting with your legs crossed
- There should be room for one hand between the back of your knees and the edge of the chair
- Avoid using the armrest unless your arms are positioned at a 90-degree angle
- Change – get up, go for a walk
Ergonomically correct office chair
Although we do not make office chairs, we naturally have a few tips for you so that you can sit properly both at home and in the office.
If you have to sit properly at work (and of course you have to), then it doesn't really matter which office chair you sit on. The office chair must meet some specific requirements.
The one thing that your office chair should meet is that it has 5 legs with wheels. In this way, you sit stably and can move around quickly and effortlessly. A chair pad can provide an even easier and more fluid movement - and then you won't ride the floor either.
It is important that you can adjust the seat height, depth and backrest so that the chair fits your height and the curve of your lower back. The backrest should support your lower back and should not be higher than your shoulders. You must always sit with a straight back - however, you must be careful not to sit bent forward.
Is there one right way to sit?
The short answer is no. There is no one definitive way that is the correct way.
How can it be?
The reason there is no one right way is that it is not all about how you sit. It is just as much about whether you get the necessary variety and not least a chair that has the right shapes and measurements for you.
We humans are not made to sit down all day, so the most important thing to take away from this post is to vary your sitting position, get up during the day and find a chair that is comfortable for you.