Monday, January 11, 2016

Are You Sitting Superior?

Not all office chairs are created equal. This year, industry leading brands like Global Total Office and Mayline are raising the industry bar. The "smart chairs" from these brands make it easier than ever to sit superior in the workplace. In today's post, we'll highlight the ergonomic posture tips, tricks, and chairs available on the market to help you take your work life to a whole new level. Enjoy!

Office comfort starts with the chair! That being said, even the best office chair on the market is only as good as it's owner. If you want to sit superior, you can't be afraid to adjust your chair features. Take the time to master your chair's attributes. Watch demo videos online, read the instruction manual, and test out the functionality of every feature. Be willing to adapt at a moments notice without fear of "loosing a good sitting position".

To sit superior, you can't take a "set it and forget it" approach. Most seating professionals will adjust their personal chairs every hour. When sitting at your desk, make sure you keep your back in contact with the chair at all times. Each time you lean away, you're missing out on valuable support. Be sure to operate with your feet placed flat on the ground and facing forward. The day of using the base of your chair as a foot rest have got to stop. There's simply no ergonomic benefit to doing this.

2016 is going to be all about "smart chairs". To clarify, smart chairs will reduce the need for adjustment. You'll be able to take a seat and start working in your computer chair without the need to constantly pull levers and adjust tension knobs. This booming trend is rapidly becoming an industry standard.

This year, Global Total Office is hitting the ground running. The recent release of chair lines like G20, Vion, and Arti have industry professionals abuzz. The G20 chair is a synchronized tilter that automatically adjusts to body weight. The Vion collection is all about versatility. This popular new line offers chairs for tasking, conference, and training area applications that make finding the optimal working position a breeze. Global's new Arti chair articulates like the human spine and allows the chair to mimic any users profile.

Brands like Mayline are also jumping on board with the smart chair movement. Their new Living Task Chair is incredibly user friendly. The Living chair moves as you move. The passive seat slider is weight activated while the flexible back provides constant support that adjusts to you as you sit and move naturally. The chair seat automatically adjusts to it's user and distributes weight without the need for adjustment. Now that's cool!

In the long run, sitting superior in 2016 will take more than just a great chair. Studies have shown that placing a simple chart with posture reminders within view of your workstation will yield big time results. To truly sit superior, you have to be willing to make changes to your personal workplace habits. Select an awesome new "smart chair", master it's features, and sit in success.

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