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IAM Group Ltd Managers– Healthiest Sitting Position


As managers, especially office workers, the chore of having to do office tasks are nowadays mostly done on computers or machines on your desks, which are operated by sitting down. Sitting is what most of the office workers, managers and supervisors included, have to be doing most of their time in their usual eight-hour job schedule. Research shows that sitting in a certain bad position may cause a reduction to your life expectancy.

Sitting up straight is not the best position for office workers, a study by a group of Scottish and Canadian researchers has suggested. Their study suggested that the best position in which to sit at your desk is leaning back, at about 135 degrees. Furthermore, data from the British Chiropractic Association says 32% of the population spends more than 10 hours a day seated. This gives a big perspective on the sitting habits of the people in the western nations. Along this line are the health risks that this habit may ensue to the people involved. Doing a task with requiring a worker to sit straight up daily for 10 hours a day would lead to very fatal complications such as nervous system disorders, digestive problems or even circulatory diseases. It is also worth noting that according to the experts, one in three people suffer from lower back pain and to sit for long periods of time certainly contributes to this, as our bodies are not designed to be so sedentary or be in an upright sitting position.

In the study, the subjects were observed and placed in different sitting position and measured their vitals and physical outlook intently before and after the case. The researchers concluded that based on their data, the 135-degree position was the best for backs, and say this is how people should sit whenever it is possible.

IAM Group Ltd would like to add that adding in a good exercise routing to cancel out the bad effects of sitting unhealthy during office hours is possible. Members from Yokohama, Japan have told many that they do the some physical exercises before they work and there have been many studies and evidences that support that this routine have helped the Japanese become more resistant to the bad effects of poor sitting habits at work.