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The Chair As A Health Hazard: Part 2, The Checklist.

Ergonomic recommendations are a pretty simple to follow and will most definitely help minimize the effects of sitting, but they will likely never eliminate the damage caused by a lifetime of sitting. Most chairs in our homes, offices and daily life fail to meet at least some of the basic standards of what is considered an ergonomic performance. There’s a guideline which allows you to do a simple assessment of your own workspace’s performance. We’ve curated that list with an easy to follow explanation of each point to help ensure you understand your current set up a bit better.   1. Chair Height. Chair seats should not be too high. The standard height for an ordinary task chair with a...

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The Chair As A Health Hazard: Part 1.

I never used to put much thought into chairs, they were just always there when I wanted one. My mom occasionally (or all the time) would tell me to “sit up straight” but other than that, posture never really crossed my mind. The chair is a part of our day to day life. Always present. Always silently supporting us. It wasn’t until I became involved with Sleekform that the science behind chairs (or ergonomics, if you will) ever crossed my mind. Never before had I wondered about what made a good chair and I certainly had no idea what sort of impact the chair was making on my overall well being. I couldn’t have told you what made a bad...

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Rock On: The Benefits of Working from a Kneeling Chair.

If I Sit In It, Will I Turn Into a Squirrel? A lot of our prospective customers have their doubts that sitting like this could be sustainable for long working hours and that the movement might hinder their focus, or make them feel squirrely. Fear not, fellow squirrels! Sure, it seems a little unnatural to have a rocking chair in your workspace or office, but if you ask us it’s even more unnatural to be sitting still and remaining stagnant for the whole day. Humans were built to move. Designed to be constantly switching postures and moving our spines. We’ve unknowingly created a society for ourselves which doesn’t always serve us, but it’s all we’ve ever known (literally… did you...

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Ergonomics and Wellness.

Although it’s often a subject of debate what the true meaning of ergonomics is(at least it is in our company Slack channel), at Sleekform we are strong believers that ergonomics does and should focus on designing tools, processes and conditions to assist our limitations and emphasize our capabilities. In general terms we view ergonomics as a design science. That being said, we are also strong believers that we can’t merely restrict the definition of ergonomics to only workplace issues... which we have a tendency to do. We know that is too narrow of a definition. If you check it from a design side, ergonomics is actually applicable to all sides of our human experience. However, the current market for ergonomics...

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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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