With a large percentage of the UK now having sedentary jobs, the awareness for a good office desk chair is higher than ever before. Not only does sitting all day make most office workers feel lethargic and a bit stiff, but puts a huge strain on your muscles, especially the back. According to the NHS; “Sitting for long periods is thought to slow the metabolism, which affects the body's ability to regulate blood sugar, blood pressure and break down body fat.”1 This can lead to weight gain which can lead to diseases caused by obesity such as diabetes and even cancer. Another effect of sitting all day is deep vain thrombosis as explained by Nuffield Health where; “the decreased circulation can lead to a pins and needles sensation and to the more serious health concern of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT is the formation of a blood clot or clots in the legs, which can travel to the lungs, heart or brain, causing pulmonary embolism, heart attacks or strokes.”2
So what can we do to help counteract the affects of sitting for long periods of time? The truth is that getting up and moving around as often as you possibly can will help stretch out those muscles and make you feel better. However you mustn’t forget about the importance of what you are sitting on all day, your office desk chair. Having an office desk chair that is comfortable and helps you sit in the correct position is essential to your overall well being. By sitting up straight, with your feet flat on the floor and your weight distributed evenly, the pressure will be eased off your joints and muscles. If you are an employer, it is essential that decent office chairs are provided to all employees including those away from the desk such as meeting rooms and staff rooms. Having a team that is comfortable and happy helps increase productivity and spirit in the office.
What Office Desk Chair to choose?
Here at Home 2 Work we offer a variety of office desk chairs that not only help support you where you need it most, but also look great. Whether you are working from home or looking for an office chair for an employee, our collection of high end office chairs are supportive and come in a range of colours to suit you. Take a look at our range below and fall in love with an office desk chair that your back will thank you for.
LUNA Designer Mesh Cantilever Chair with White Shell and Chrome Frame 2
The Luna Designer Mesh Cantilever Chair is a stylish and practical office desk chair that will take pride of place in any office or meeting room. With a generously proportioned seat and backrest, sculptured lumbar and spine support with a waterfall front, the chair is extremely comfortable. Perfect for visitors or common staff areas.
Mercia Luxury Mesh Back Executive 24 Hour Chair in Black
Suitable for an impressive 24 hours worth of use, the Mercia Luxury Mesh Back Chair is fully adjustable with headrest, arm and weight tension controls.
The chair has a breathable seat pad, multi adjustable lumbar function and soft padded height adjustable armrests for extra support. Perfect for any office.
Mercury 2 Executive Mesh Chair with Folding Arms
The Mercury office chair features an airflow fabric on the seat and a fully reclining tilt mechanism, making the chair lockable in the upright position. With weight tension control, folding arms and seat height adjustment, you can tailor this office desk chair to suit you.For our complete collection of office desk chairs click here.
2 - https://www.nuffieldhealth.com/article/the-dangers-of-sitting-all-day