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To Stand Or Not To Stand: A Chair Connoisseur's Thoughts On The Standing Desk.

Earlier this summer, someone gave me a great piece of advice: they said “everything in moderation… even moderation.”. I was immediately taken with this mindset (granted, they said this as they were handing me a substantial piece of ice cream cake) and I immediately thought that it could be applied to most aspects of life, especially sitting.  I know what your thinking- “Robin, you think about sitting too much just eat the ice cream cake.” - and, yeah bro! You’re right, I do think about sitting all. the. time. I am a chairperson! I work for a chair company! It’s my thing! But moreover than just being a “chair person” , I’m an ergonomics person… and I think the secret sauce for...

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Surviving The Right Angle Chair.

We understand that making the decision to invest in a new chair is an expensive one and something you likely want to  mull over and shop around for, for a long time. Not to mention the fact that you’re likely considering taking the leap into the kneeling chair world- it’s a big decision to decide to invest in something you’ve never tried before or have any idea if it will work for you and suit your needs. Don’t worry. We get it.

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Do You Even Have Bad Posture??

The concept of “bad posture” versus “good posture” is hardly a new phenomenon. In a society designed to sit it’s a pretty hot topic that comes up regularly- especially in the workplace. We’ve been writing about different ways to fix posture issues and bad sitting habits for a few months now, but we haven’t really dug into how to properly identify what the bad habits actually are. How can you fix things you aren’t even sure are broken!! This week we’ve decided to put our detective hats on and figure out how to identify bad posture habits. Before we talk about the three most common “bad” posture habits let’s first let’s talk about some spine stuff. There are three really...

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Walk That Walk: Sleekform's Tips On Improving Your Standing Posture.

We talk a lot of talk about how to improve your posture while you’re sitting, but we don’t want you to solely focus on that. Posture is not something you use for only a portion of the day, it’s something you take with you wherever you go, which is why we compiled this list of our top 5 tips for improving your posture while you walk and stand. 1: Find Your Center Keep your chin level with the ground, your shoulders back, and your core engaged. Place your feet about shoulder-width apart, the same stance you would use for working out then lift your arms above your head and release them down to your side. Do you feel that? That’s...

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What the heck is "Ergonomics" anyway?!

Let's start with a good old fashioned dictionary definition: Ergonomics are wildly important when creating and maintaining a productive place to work. There are countless benefits to optimizing your work space to be more ergonomic, but we've broken it down for you with our top 5 reason why you should be evaluating the current ergonomic set up of your work space. 1. It Reduces Costs!! We talked about this in our last blog post (y'all can read that here!)  but the skinny of it is that according to the OSHA static postures and poor workspace set ups account for $15 BILLION in workers compensation costs  A YEAR. Hellooooo!  2. Improves Productivity. We could preach this to you until the cows come home- if you are comfortable you will stay focused longer. You will look for less reasons to get up and move around, your mind will be...

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