The importance of posture change
Anyone who works a lot sitting down also knows the consequences of Lack of exercise and sitting too long in one sitting position: back pain, up to and including chronic back problems, damaged intervertebral discs, but also Overweightfatigue or even cardiovascular problems. This can be prevented - even if you have to sit a lot at work, for example - by moving around and changing your posture frequently. The same applies, by the way, if you have to do your work standing up, as in production or in the laboratory.
Frequent changes of posture promote muscle development, which is essential for a healthy sitting or standing posture. They counteract one-sided strain, which is important for maintaining a healthy back. A regular change of posture also makes it much easier to maintain an upright sitting posture.
Changes of posture and thus changes of stress require movement. But what can be done if the workplace does not provide for this movement or hardly allows it, or if the office chair restricts freedom of movement? Can an office chair allow movement at all? And what about a standing chair?
How can you ensure a change of posture in the workplace?
First and foremost, the workplace - both the seated workstation and the Standing workstation - the furnishing according to ergonomic aspects with the possibility of posture changes during work. In the meantime, there are also different options for standing-sitting solutions for those who have a PC workstation.
A normal office desk must be adjustable in height and the (ergonomic) office chair should allow dynamic or moving sitting in three dimensions. However, there are also sit-stand desks that offer an extended adjustable range and allow working while standing or sitting. Those who prefer to work standing up can additionally opt for an active-standing seat such as the Muvman from Aeris .
There are also so-called integrated standing desks. This is a small desk that is placed above the desk. If you place your computer or phone on it, for example, you are regularly encouraged to stand up and thus to change your posture regularly, which relieves the strain on muscles, spine, intervertebral discs, etc.
However, it is not everyone's cup of tea to work standing up. In that case, it must be ensured that the movement and the load change are also possible in a sitting position.
Movement and change of posture while sitting
Many ergonomic office chairs today allow regular movement while sitting. The Swopper from Aeris , for example, is not called the 3D Active Seat for nothing. It has innovative 3D technology that enables movement and posture changes in all three dimensions. That means forwards and backwards, sideways and vertically. With this unique three-dimensional mobility, it adapts to the sitter, which is not the case in most cases. This in turn enables the sitter to change his or her sitting position as often as possible and to sit in an optimal sitting posture each time. Since the Aeris Swopper always follows the movements of the person sitting on it, one-sided strain is ruled out from the outset.
Regular exercise at the workplace is not only good for the back and well-being, it has also been proven to increase concentration and performance!