How to sit properly in a chair

Two men sitting at desk
(Image credit: Tim van der Kuip on Unsplash)

If you spend hours at your desk on a regular basis, the importance of sitting properly cannot be overstated. Without wishing to sound overdramatic, failure to pay attention to this will come back to haunt you in later life, in the form of niggles and pain. 

Yes, buying the best office chair for pack pain can help enormously (even a basic budget ergonomic chair is better than that kitchen chair you've been using!) But it won't correct poor posture by itself. And the older you get, the more poor posture can lead to a myriad of issues, including back pain, muscle strain, and decreased focus. Trust me, I know. 

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Beren Neale
Ecom Editor

Beren has worked on creative titles at Future Publishing for over 13 years. Cutting his teeth as Staff Writer on the digital art magazine ImagineFX, he moved on to edit several creative titles, and is currently the Ecommerce Editor on the most effective creative website in the world. When he's not testing and reviewing the best ergonomic office chairs, phones, laptops, TVs, monitors and various types of storage, he can be found finding and comparing the best deals on the tech that creatives value the most.