Sitting at your desk might seem like the least dangerous thing you can do in a workplace. Compared with operating a forklift, working the high steel on a construction site, or working deep underground in a coal mine, sitting at a desk all day doesn’t seem all that risky. However, just because health hazards associated with a desk job are not obvious doesn’t mean they don’t exist. In fact, research has shown that sitting for prolonged periods every day can have serious effects on your health. Here are some of the biggest dangers of sitting all day — threats to your long-term health or that of your employees:
Although the health risks of sitting at a desk all day can be serious, you can take steps to reduce those risks. For example, getting up and moving around hourly can help ward off many of the degenerative effects of sitting all day at work. However, not everyone has the luxury of being able to decide when they can step away from their desks for a break. Many professionals, such as emergency dispatchers, aren’t free to roam at will, if at all.
For these people, a specially designed operator chair manufactured by Concept Seating can help. Our 24/7 chairs, such as the high back model, have adjustable features to ensure proper sitting posture regardless of body type. These chairs can help prevent back pain, relieve shoulder pain and improve blood flow throughout the body. The right chair will also help distribute body weight evenly, making it the best chair for sitting all day. If your position demands that you sit at a desk all day and you’re concerned about the health risks, take a look at our chairs to see how Concept Seating can help.