Have you spent too much time sitting in your office chair? The most important thing to remember to avoid chair-related back problems is that your chair shares the burden of supporting your body weight with your back. The more of that load you give the chair, the less work your back has to do. In a way, you should think of chairs as having a specific fit. Goldilocks was onto something when she tried out all of the three bears' chairs until she found the perfect one. Like a pair of shoes that are too small for your feet will rub and cause blisters, a chair that isn't adjusted your body will promote back problems. To know whether a chair fits, here are a few rules from people who study sitting.
· Feet should reach the floor
· Five chair legs are better than four for added stability
· Hips should be the same level or higher than the knees
· Forearms ought to rest easily on the arm rests
· Sit completely against the back of the chair.
I was able to say yes to 3 of 5 how about you?