As a nation we are spending much more time sitting and for longer periods. We sit to eat breakfast, sit to go to school, work, meetings and often when we get home we sit to eat dinner and then sit to watch T.V. Our lives are more sedentary and although sitting requires less physical effort […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Last week I attended a revealing seminar about the rise of the mobile generation, and the ensuing health impacts this is already having, and will increasingly have, within our working environments. Today, through necessity, I find myself hand-writing this article and remembering what it was like when pens were king! How nice the feel of a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
No single type of office chair is ‘the best’, but there are certain things you should always look for in a chair designed to help with back pain. These things will allow the individual user to make the chair work well for his or her specific needs. 1. The ability to vary your postures: It is not just […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Sitting is a rest position supported in humans by the buttocks or thighs where the torso is more or less upright. Sitting for much of the day may pose significant health risks, and people who sit regularly for prolonged periods have higher mortality rates than those who do not” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sitting: Biswas A, Oh PI, Faulkner GE, Bajaj RR, Silver MA, Mitchell MS, Alter DA (2015). ‘Sedentary […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Mistake 1: Ticking boxes on a website for delivery of a specialist ergonomic chair without getting good independent advice. The advice should come from someone who has experience in the field and has good knowledge of the products available. Try and find someone you trust not to suggest the most expensive ergonomic chair available –just […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Whenever I am meeting with a client to discuss which may be the best office chair for them, I always try to ascertain what ‘type’ of person they are. Without prying too much, it is important to get a sense of their personality traits and their psychology when working. This can have an enormous effect […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Peter Opsvik was born in 1939. From the age of 17 he worked as a carpenter in his family’s small furniture factory in Norway. His education in the field of ergonomic design first came in 1970 whilst studying Design at Essen, Germany, where he worked with a prominent ergonomist, Ulrich Burandt, founder member of the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.