The average Singapore clerical or admin worker will spend on average 22hours each week sitting whilst at work. Prolonged sitting has been identified as an emerging workplace health and safety issue with evidence demonstrating that it is linked to increasing rates of musculoskeletal disorders, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, mental health, some cancers and even premature death. A 2014 study found that lower back pain due to workplace factors accounted for a third of all work-related disability worldwide.
Whilst it may not be possible to reduce the amount of time spent sitting in your office, there are things you can do to reduce the demands it places on your body, particularly your musculoskeletal system. The first step is making sure you have the right office chair Singapore, but how do you know what to look for? Here we list our top 7 tips for picking the right office chair Singapore for you and your staff.
1. Look for Seat Breathability
Modern fabrics such as mesh are great for breathability, increasing air flow to the lumbar region whilst providing comfort and support by moulding to the lower back.
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