You have an office chair equipped with a lever to adjust the seat height. Did you adjust the height? Does the height fit?
How can you tell that you are sitting properly? What is your ideal sitting position? How do you determine it?
The golden rule is: your feet are on the ground and your knees form a 90 degree or a little more angle. In other words: your thighs are horizontal or slightly elevated.
And naturally, the height of your desk also plays a significant role. This can cause the following problems:
- If you are very tall, your legs may be “in the way.” The tabletop prevents you from adjusting the ideal sitting height for you.
- However, if you are small, you may need to set your seat height so high that your feet cannot reach the floor, which is not recommended.
Every human body is unique.
Therefore, pay close attention to your personal physical conditions and requirements. Always adjust the seat height if you are experiencing pain or cramps. The determining measure of the ideal seat height is ultimately your own body! Take its advice seriously and do what it tells you!
For example, if your desk is too low for you, then lift it up by putting wooden blocks or bricks under its legs. This will immediately improve your sitting position!
If the ideal sitting height compared to the desk means that you are unable to put your feet on the floor, you should get a suitable footrest on which you can rest your feet.
If the topic of ergonomics in the office or home office appeals to you and you are interested in it more deeply, I can recommend my book “Wellness in the Office”. Combined with humorous drawings, I pass on 50+1 tips to make your office a little paradise.