Do you sit on the edge of your chair at work?
Unfortunately, this way of sitting quickly leads to a hunchback and adversely affects the spine and spinal discs. Use the entire surface of your chair and move as close to the backrest of your office chair as much as possible. You can adjust the seat depth* to suit your body if your chair supports it.
Adjust the seat depth such that your back is in close contact with the backrest of the chair and that you have two fingers between the edge of the chair and the back of your knees.
This allows your body to adopt a sitting posture that ensures optimum blood circulation to your legs. It also helps to prevent disruptive pressure points underneath the thighs. If you prefer to sit on the front edge of your chair without being supported by the backrest, you should ensure that your back is always straight.
This sitting posture is also very healthy and natural.
However, it is important that you consistently maintain an upright sitting posture and avoid slipping into a hunchback position.
* This is the adjustable seat depth of your chair.
If you cannot adjust the seat depth against the backrest, simply place a folded towel or a smaller cushion between your spine and the backrest of the chair. Professional support pillows are quite effective.
What to do if you cannot adjust the seat depth of your chair so that your back is comfortably in contact with the backrest?
Don’t round your back!
Instead: Blow up a balloon and place it between your back and the backrest of your chair. This ensures that your back is in motion while being seated. Simple, effective, and affordable!
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.