It’s reported that the majority of UK office workers spend between four and nine hours a day sat behind a desk. Any office based jobs come with a variety of advantages over jobs which require you to work outdoors, for example, being protected from the unpredictable UK weather conditions. Although there are a host of benefits to working in an office, it does come with its downsides.With most office based roles being situated behind a desk all day, the possibility of suffering from aches and pains is increased. This is mainly due to office workers not being aware of the correct ways to support posture and the effects it can have on you and your productivity.
Research shows that failing to support your body in the correct way when sat behind a desk can result in both short and long term health issues. One of the most common problems faced by UK office works is back pain, which is often caused by bad posture and not having an office chair that can correctly support your spine’s structure.
With all this in mind and the majority of office workers not being aware of the health implications bad posture can have on their body, we have created an informative infographic. This highlights the importance of good posture and how to eradicate any aches and pains you may be suffering from.
We wanted to provide you with the information you need to know when it comes to promoting better posture for your body, by making simple but effective changes. Whether it’s distributing your weight more evenly across your chair, or performing a range of stretches after your day’s work, the simple changes featured in the infographic below can help prevent long term health issues.
Why not try some of these stretches yourself and let us know how you get on over on our Twitter page, using the hashtag #WorkplacePosture.