Well Don’t Just Sit There!

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So why are you just sitting there!? 😉 We live in a time where the vast majority of Americans work in positions where they are required to sit most of the day.  According to PR Newswire, there was a survey conducted by Ergotron which found that 86 percent of Americans sit all day, every day.  In addition to all the sitting at work and commuting, out of the respondents:

  • Sit another 1-2 hours while watching TV (36 percent)
  • Game another 1-2 hours (10 percent)
  • Lounge for 1-2 hours for things such as reading (25 percent)
  • Use their home computer for 1-2 hours (29 percent)

“In total, Americans are sitting an average of 13 hours a day!”  So, if we must sit so much at work, we want to make sure we are sitting comfortably and ergonomically correct right?  And are there other options as far as desks go, where we would not have to be so sedentary throughout our work day, that could perhaps help us improve our job performance?

Life Hacker asked it’s followers, “which office chairs ‘they’ thought were the best of the breed, either because they offer great value, great comfort, or great ergonomics.”  Based on the nominations they came up with the top 5 best office chairs and here they are:

  1. Herman Miller Aeron
  2. Herman Miller Embody
  3. Steelcase Leap
  4. Raynor Ergohuman
  5. Ikea Markus

Now that we found a comfortable, ergonomic, and economical chair what can we do about this sedentary life many of us are living?  Well, lets stand, lets walk, lets bike, or possibly even bounce.  According to JustStand.org, “Standing is like walking: It increases energy, burns extra calories, tones muscles, improves posture, increases blood flow and ramps up metabolism.”  Many of you most likely have seen, or you already may have, a standing desk.  Check out below the other desks options that are out there, encouraging a more happy, healthy “workstyle.”

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td-web-main2  We would love to hear from all of you, what is your favorite office chair?  After seeing these chairs and desks do you feel that you may need an upgrade?  I know I might! Once you are sitting upright, or perhaps standing, give Professional Choice Insurance a call and we would love to discuss Small Business Insurance options for your company, as well as Payroll and HR services, which we offer as well.  We hope you enjoyed this blog and that you will be sitting and standing more comfortably!

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June 11th, 2015 by Professional Choice Insurance