We’re big fans of standing desks at Lifehacker. But not everyone agrees about their supposed health benefits. This infographic looks at various ways to improve posture and alleviate back pain while sitting in the office.
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The infographic below comes from Omnicore designer Salman Aslam. As Aslam explains in his accompanying blog post, sitting at work is now considered the new smoking, with numerous scientific studies suggesting that too much sitting can have serious health consequences.
But the reality is, for most people sitting is inevitable. The important thing is to ensure you are sitting correctly and using ergonomic equipment that won’t strain your neck of back. Aslam’s infographic breaks tried-and-proven down solutions for sitters: from perfecting the ideal seated position to the must-have features in an ergonomic chair.