A good office chair provides supported movement and your back will be eternally grateful if you choose the chair you use for work carefully.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) reports that the proportion of the UK adult population who can expect to have low back pain at some time in their life is as high as 60%.
New from the Posturite workplace wellbeing team is this infographic which gives a quick summary of some key ergonomic features of a high quality office chair. Look for an office chair which supports your body in a good position and is flexible enough to fit your physical dimensions – we’re all different! The best thing you can do for your back at work is actually to keep moving. But make sure your chair is a good one for while you’re seated.
Whether you already have a ‘bad back’ or are committed to preventing that wretched back ache, this ‘Features of a good chair to help a bad back’ guide should be useful to you – especially as it includes further ideas to help look after your back in addition to investing in a good chair.