Ergonomic sitting

Dynamic, moving sitting is a crucial factor for high-performing, productive and motivated employees. The ergonomic design of the working environment and the right choice of an office swivel chair are the prerequisites.

People aren’t built to sit for long periods of time. Today’s everyday office life is shaped by a lack of movement. Furthermore, daily sitting is even becoming part of leisure time. Backpain is the consequence. Dynamic sitting is the best strategy to avoid fatigue and poor posture. By changing seating posture, we can engage different muscles and parts of the body.

Dynamic and mobile sitting helps to supply the intervertebral discs with sufficient nutrients and promotes circulation, metabolism and breathing. In general, no seating posture is proper over long periods of time; instead, continuous shifting from one posture to another promotes wellbeing and health. While moving about, the swivel chair should support the user’s body in an optimal way and at the same time encourage movement.
 

This is the proper way to sit

The best chair is of no use at all if it is not properly adjusted.
Pay attention to the following basic rules. But always trust your own feelings!
 

1. Arms and legs at right angles

Arms and legs at right angles

Table height and chair height must be adjusted so that the upper and lower arms, as well as the upper and lower legs form at least a right angle. The feet must be able to rest completely on the floor and the arms on the table or lightly on the keyboard.
 

2. Use the entire chair

Use the entire chair

The seat should support two thirds of the thighs. The backrest should support the lower and middle back. The lumbar support should be adjusted to your body’s individual dimensions in order to be able to support the spine.
 

3. Sit dynamically, move around

Sit dynamically, move around

As you sit, switch between bending forward, sitting upright and leaning back. The backrest should move with you while simultaneously providing support. Stand up every once in a while and work while standing.
 

4. Sit upright, use the backrest

Sit upright, use the backrest

When your hips are lightly tilted forward, this gives you an upright seating posture and avoids a rounded back. This disperses pressure equally between musculature and intervertebral discs. The abdomen is free and without stress. Circulation in the legs is not impeded.
 
 


 

×

×
×