Diagnosis: Sitting Disease
If sitting was a sport, most of us would be ready for the Olympics. Think about it: we sit on our way to work. We sit in our office chairs from 9-5. We sit on our couches and Netflix binge until we fall into a deep slumber…
The one place that we do more sitting than anywhere else is – you guessed it – the office. The average knowledge worker spends more than 9.3 hours a day sitting down. That is some serious sitting, and it is causing some serious problems (just look left).
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but our fix, the “ergonomic” office chair, is not working. No matter how many advanced ergonomic features your office chair may boast – lumbar support, upper back support, adjustable armrests, and seat tilts – the problem is that it still requires you to sit. The human skeletal frame evolved to support the body in motion; it was never designed to have the back and thighs locked into a 90 degree angle at the hips all day. It’s no wonder, then, that so many office workers suffer from sitting disease.