With the economy forcing people to the unemployment line and companies working to discover ways to cut overhead costs, many workers are finding out what telecommuting is all about.
Although current statistics show that only 5% of all workers work exclusively from home, the trend for Americans to work from home for part of the work week is dramatically moving upward. In 2005 the Wall Street Journal released statistics regarding telecommuting. On a world-wide basis it is predicted that nearly 100 million workers will be working from home at least one day a month by the end of 2008. That is more than double the figure from 2000. The figure in the United States, at 12% in 2000, will be up near 27% in 2008.
“Everything is in place now,” says Alec Lopez, Founder and CEO of Sitbetter.com. “There are a lot of advancements in technology, like Broadband technology. Anyone can log in almost anywhere in the world now-a-days. A stumbling block most people don’t think about though is their home office . They think just tossing their laptop on their kitchen table and sitting in a kitchen chair, or working from their living room recliner, when they really should be using a leather office chair, is fine until their back gives out.”
Often adopting the correct sitting position is overlooked. The lower back below the belt line should be as far back as possible. This will ensure the lumbar receives the support for straight posture.
Southern California’s web-based office chair supply company, Sitbetter.com, recently launched its newly refurbished website that is easy to navigate and chocked full of useful information on preventing back pain at the office.
Recently, the Mayo Clinic stated that even routine office work can exacerbate any previous back pain because of bad seating habits. The four work-related factors associated with this type of injury are; exerting too much force, continued repetitive motion, poor posture, and the pressures at work and home. The best way to avoid back injuries in the office is to watch your sitting posture. Find an office chair that supports your back, adjust the height so your feet remain flat on the floor, and finally remove any bulky objects, like a wallet, from your back pocket, this tends to disrupt the balance of your lower back.
“We know how hard finding the right office chair for back pain can be, so we’ve done a lot of research to make the process easier,” states Alec Lopez, Founder and CEO of Sitbetter.com. “We are always open to questions and love when current and future customers call us. We love chairs, it’s what we do. Our goal is always to help you sit better.”
With back pain being the number one work related injury in the office because of faulty chairs and desk set ups, Sitbetter.com presents solutions to better physical living at the office.
Sitbetter.com is open 8am-6pm, PST and can be reached at (888) 311-9421.