Comfortable Chairs Can Make It A Tad Bit Easy To Work Long Hours

Look for a chair that can offer lumbar support

Mohini Mehrotra Updated: Jan 5, 2021 19:22:10 IST
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The world of science has now officially declared that ‘sitting is the new smoking’—the ill-effects of a sedentary lifestyle are universally acknowledged. According to Harvard Health Publishing, “Habitual inactivity raises risks for obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, deep-vein thrombosis, and metabolic syndrome.” But what can the desk-bound do to stay healthy, you may ask.

Whether you work remotely or in an office, make sure you maintain the right posture while working. What you need is an ergonomic workstation—your laptop/desktop must be placed at the correct height on a proper study desk and you should have an adjustable chair that offers good lumbar support. Some chairs have padded seat that can provide a cushion to your back while you work long hours.

If you are working remotely, you must be especially careful. Avoid working from the bed or sitting on the deceptively comfortable-looking recliner as these can be harmful for your back. Try to make some space in your home for a proper workstation. A correct posture not only reduces the risk of spinal injuries but also helps increase your productivity.

Pro-tip: Whether you are working from home or in an office, never eat at your desk. Research done by the University of Surrey found that people who ate their lunch or dinner while distracted did tend to overeat. “Any form of distraction, including eating at our desks, can lead to weight gain,” said lead author Professor Jane Ogden.


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