What's the best office chair for back pain and neck aches? For something that we use every day for hours at a time, the office chair is often overlooked.
Those sitting their entire work day sitting put themselves at high-risk of back pain, neck pain and headaches, as well as chronic health conditions like diabetes and heart disease. Medical experts have started referring to long periods of inactivity and it’s negative consequences as “sitting disease”.
Here's a brief excerpt from Chapter 25 of my book, discussing the 8 essential features of the best ergonomic office chair.
Sit too long? Yes. Regardless if we exercise or not, we sit longer than any other generation. Even with our wonderful wearable tech gadgets and our gym sessions, our daily sitting habits increase our risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and death. Simply put, regular workouts, with all its health benefits, do not entirely counteract the negative effects of sitting.
Smoking Kills. Drink Driving Kills. Now a new bad boy has joined the ranks. Sitting Kills. But there's something simple we can all do to avoid it. Get your bottom up! Here's why.
"No one has enough time - all the more reason to give up some of yours. The more we value something, such as our precious time, the more important it is to give it away.... [we] need to overcome this inward looking philosophy that keeps us small and close-minded. By looking outwards and helping others in need, we cannot help but grow as individuals." - Andrew Griffiths