Today (2nd October) marks the start of Back Care Awareness Week 2023, and we’re reminded of the importance of our spine’s health, especially given the many hours we log at our desks. With the rise of remote work and longer desk hours, ensuring our workspace is optimised for our back’s health is more crucial than ever. As your trusted office furniture destination, we’re here to offer insights and tips on creating a workspace that supports and nurtures your back.
The Importance of the Right Office Chair
The chair you sit on can make or break your back health. A good office chair provides support to the lumbar region, is adjustable to fit your unique shape, and encourages an upright posture. At Armstrongs, our ergonomic office chairs are designed with these principles in mind, ensuring you have the best support possible.
Your desk setup plays a significant role in maintaining a healthy back. Ensure your screen is at eye level to avoid neck strain, and your keyboard and mouse should be positioned so your arms form an angle between 90° and 120°.
A swivel chair can further enhance your workspace’s flexibility, allowing for easy movement and adjustments.
Regular Movement: The Key to Sustained Comfort
In the hustle of daily tasks, it’s easy to remain seated for extended periods, often overlooking the need for physical movement. This sedentary approach can lead to muscle stiffness and reduced circulation, impacting both comfort and overall health.
To counteract this, it’s essential to incorporate regular breaks into your work routine. Simple stretches can alleviate tension, especially in areas like the neck and lower back. Even a brief walk around the office can rejuvenate the mind and boost blood flow, ensuring you remain alert and energised.
Hydration and Nutrition
Water supports spinal health by keeping the discs between our vertebrae hydrated and pliable. Regular water intake is essential, and when snacking, opt for foods that promote bone health, such as almonds or yoghurt.
Ergonomics for Every Budget
Good ergonomics doesn’t have to be expensive. Our range of affordable office furniture ensures that you don’t have to compromise on back health, regardless of your budget.
Our Comfort Air Operator Chair is designed to foster good posture and provide unparalleled back support at a low price. For Back Care Awareness Week only, we’re offering an extra 10% discount, making it the perfect time to invest in your back health.
The Bigger Picture
While furniture plays a significant role, remember that overall lifestyle choices, including exercise, diet, and stress management, also impact back health. As we support Back Care Awareness Week 2023, we encourage a holistic approach to spine care.
Knowledge is power. Stay updated with the latest research, tips, and recommendations on back care. For more insights and information on the awareness week, be sure to visit BCAW 2023 (link opens in new tab).
Our back health is an integral aspect of our overall well-being. By making informed choices in our workspace setup and daily habits, we can ensure our spines stay well-supported and healthy.