Is your computer desk right for you?

Is your computer desk right for you?

This is a really important question from what I have learned so far. If your desk is much too high or too low, it can certainly cause you to spend much of your day working in non-neutral postures which end up in bad backs.

In an ideal world, yeah right, your arms should hang straight down from shoulders with minimal muscle tension while you are working. If your desk is too high up, you will be highly likely to use too much of your shoulder and arm muscles as you utilize the things on your desk in every day work life. Things to look out for: are your shoulders raised? Are your muscles, located at the top of your shoulders, tight?

If your desk is not high enough for you, you will find that you spend a lot of time holding your arms out in order to reach the keyboard, thus creating a strain. You may also slump down at times to reach your keyboard or any other type of work you are doing. This will be sure to create shoulder, neck and upper back muscle tension.

If you sit at your desk and type for even five hours per day, you are already heading in a direction of not sitting correctly because as we tire, we relax more. Along with the awkward work posture, you’re also using your fingers, hands, wrists and forearms in a repetitive way.

Keep an eye on that posture of yours and even start looking at your office chair!

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“The Swopper Makes Working Fun!”Bad Backs recently presented the Aeris range at Sydney InDesign, a trade event showcasing innovation in product designs. We had some amazing feedback on the Swopper and Muvman, including this, from Industrial Designer, Deb Wallace:“The most positive feedback I have had with Swopper is our subconscious ability to bounce and concentrate. And the Swopper helps in so many areas , being dynamic is the greatest advantage. The Muvman is also brilliant in its resolved design, but also in its ability to allow sit to stand, or perch and lunge in easy adjustments. It will be hard to sit on anything else!”
Swopper, From $975It is the only seat in the world that can adapt to all three dimensions of human movement. This means that the Swopper moves forward, backward, sideways, all the way around, as well as up and down! You can also adjust the tension and movement of the spring, and change the lateral movement, so it can become more or less stable.For more details, click here

Muvman, $750Sitting for longer periods of time is not good for your back, even if you have the best chair in the world. Standing is a great alternative for short periods of time, but that’s it…you don’t want to stand all day long!For more details, click here

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BackApp Sit Stand Ergonomic Chair, $925The uniqueness of Back App is that your feet are placed on the foot ring rather than being fixed on the floor. What this does is allow the chair to rotate gently around the vertical axis when you move.For more details, click here

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BackApp Sit Stand Ergonomic Chair, $875

BackApp Sit Stand Ergonomic Chair, $875

The uniqueness of Back App is that your feet are placed on the foot ring rather than being fixed on the floor. What this does is allow the chair to rotate gently around the vertical axis when you move.

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HUG Back Pain Relief Belt, $99.95

HUG Back Pain Relief Belt, $99.95

The hug is the first anatomically designed lower back device that supports the lumbar spine without placing any pressure on the abdomen.

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Humantool Balance Seat, $189

Humantool Balance Seat, $189

The Humantool balance seat is a Finnish innovation which revolutionizes your sitting position by turning any chair into a saddle seat. It is a simple yet effective way of tilting your pelvis to improve your ergonomic position.

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Beurer Shiatsu Massage Seat MG 260, $299.95

Beurer Shiatsu Massage Seat MG 260, $299.95

The BeurerSanitas massaging seat turns nearly any chair or couch at home or in the office into a great massage experience. The MG 260 features a neck massager with adjustable functionality. Great for those stiff and sore necks.

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Swopper AIR - A New Sitting Experience
Swopper AIR – A New Sitting Experience

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The Original McKenzie™ “D” Section Lumbar Roll with Strap
The Original McKenzie “D” Section Lumbar Roll

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WiTouch Pro Tens Device for Pain Management
WiTouch Pro Tens Device for Pain Management

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STROOPS Slastix Toner Trainer
STROOPS Slastix Toner Trainer

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Salli Chin Ergonomic Saddle Chair
Salli Chin Ergonomic Saddle Chair

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Infiniti Treadmill for Desk TR1200DT-3
Infiniti Treadmill for Desk TR1200DT-3

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