How To Support Your Lower Back While You Sit
In this guide, we’re offering tried and tested tips on how to Support your lower back while you sit. Whether you’re driving, working in the office, or playing video games at home, the amount of time we sit on a chair, sofa or bed can all add up. With the NHS reporting that many UK adults spend up to nine hours a day sitting down, it’s important to protect your back and prevent bad posture habits from creeping in.
Use lumbar supports
Lumbar supports help to protect the natural curved ‘S’ shape of your spine. Rather than leaning against a flat backrest, lumbar support gives you that extra support to get you and your back through your working day. Smaller lumbar supports are easily transportable, meaning you can use them on your commute and when you’re at work.
Invest in the right office chair
It almost goes without saying, but investing in an ergonomic office chair is vital for your back health. Most top-rated ergonomic chairs come with in-built lumbar support, arm supports, and an intuitive reclining mechanism that automatically adjusts to your movements throughout the day. We recommend Humanscale or Koplus.
Don’t sit for too long
Official NHS advice states that unless you are a wheelchair user, you shouldn’t sit for too long. Break up sitting intervals with a quick walk, stretch, or snack break. Getting away from your Desk is important. You could also switch up your working day with a sit-stand desk.
Set up your desk correctly
The above tips will only really work if you’re sitting correctly. This is especially true when you’re working at a desk for long periods of time. Read our official guide on how to set-up your desk when you work from home.
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