Over time, hunching forward in an office chair leads to the development of tight, rigid muscles and joints, which are more prone to injury. Office ergonomics can help minimize the risk of repetitive injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 650,000 work-related musculoskeletal disorders in 2010. Leaning forward 30 degrees in an attempt to get closer to the computer screen puts 3 to 4 times more strain on the back. According to the National Institute of Health, adjustable height and width are absolutely necessary when purchasing a chair with armrests. This infographic has been brought to you by Sit Better: Seating for Sucess. Sitbetter, a sister company of Shore Total Office, has been providing San Diego with high quality, office seating solutions and ergonomic consultations since 1970.
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