Why a comfortable office chair is a worthwhile investment
Article by The Foam Factory
Do you finish most of your work while sitting at a desk or in front of a computer for hours on end? Do you feel discomfort or pain in your lower back after sitting in the same chair for most of the day? If you are, there’s no need to torture yourself any longer. In fact, it may be worse for you to keep forcing yourself to sit in that creaky old chair.
A 2003 study examined the effects of changing ergonomics practices in office spaces, and the researchers found that ergonomics training alone was not enough to have an impact, but including a comfortable chair with the training significantly made employees more productive and feel less pain. This implies that your comfort while working has a measurable effect on your ability to do good work.
Another study showed that pain in the bones and muscles was a common issue among office workers, but giving these workers a more comfortable chair reduced complaints about pain. This is important because bone and muscle injuries, or musculoskeletal disorders are some of the most common work-related injuries, and prolonged sitting in the same position is a factor that contributes to these aches and pains.
With this in mind, it could be worth either getting a new office chair or getting some new cushions for your old one. The Foam Factory is one place you can find different types of foam for all your needs, including seat cushioning. Foam is an ideal material for chair cushions because it is soft, flexible, and it conforms to your body’s needs. It will keep your spirits up and your muscles relaxed as you work towards that promotion.