The Benefits and Considerations of Using a Standing Desk

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Sitting too much can kill you. It sounds dramatic, but it’s true. An emerging base of research points to the detrimental effects of something that most Americans do without much thought on a daily basis (for nearly six hours per day, research finds). Though experts are still trying to figure out exactly why, it’s commonly understood that sitting for prolonged periods …

5 Ways to De-stress From Your Office Chair

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Meditation is a simple practice that offers countless benefits. If you’re new to meditation and find yourself spending a lot of time in the office, take a light approach to your practice. Don’t worry about all the images you see in magazines where you have to sit and look a certain way or chant complicated sounds. The benefits of the …

Top Tips for Good Posture at the Office

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You’re slouching right now, aren’t you? Don’t worry, it’s something we all do. However, studies have shown that bad posture can increase feelings of depression, zap your energy and cut off your circulation. Couple that with sitting for long periods of time, and you’ve got a health hazard on your hands. Do you feel stiff and sore at the end …

Office Chair: How to Reduce Back Pain?

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Sitting in an office chair for prolonged periods of time can definitely cause low back pain or worsen an existing back problem. The main reason behind this is that sitting, in an office chair or in general, is a static posture that increases stress in the back, shoulders, arms, and legs, and in particular, can add large amounts of pressure …

Top Tips To Staying Stress Free In The Workplace Infographic

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This Infographic was designed to help everyone who works in an office to reduce their stress levels. It includes some simple but effective ideas to reduce unwanted stress. We have included simple suggestions such as going for a walk, keeping hydrated and managing your time. Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics 1. Learn to Relax We all get stressed but by taking …

Fix your posture: How to sit at a computer

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As Capetonian office furniture specialist’s we see too many workplace injuries that could be avoided. And prevention is better than cure. Here is a four-step checklist that you can carry out at your workstation, to make sure you’re comfortable, safe and productive at the office. Use these Office Tips to Fix your posture –  How to sit at a computer …

Choosing the Right Ergonomic Office Chair

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Cape Town: Working in an office typically involves spending a great deal of time sitting in an office chair – a position that adds stress to the structures in the spine. Therefore, to avoid developing or compounding back problems, it’s important to have an office chair that’s ergonomic and that supports the lower back and promotes good posture. The quality …