Bad effects of poor posture

Sounds like a double negative, right? After all, poor posture itself is already a bad effect of sitting too long, and we’ve already written an article about that. So to encourage you even more to start taking your office chairs seriously, we decided to tell you how bad posture from a bad chair can have negative effects on your health.

Performance and Productivity

One very obvious disadvantage of poor posture is the way it negatively affects your performance. If your office chair is not the right height or distance to your office desk, you tend to hunch over which will stress your body. When you are physically stressed, you will tire easily and find it difficult to work in your usual energy.

Mood and Demeanour

Studies have shown that employees who sit for long periods of time have higher depression levels. In fact, if you sit for extended hours, internal and external processes slow down and your energy levels also experience a decrease. All these effects can make you more cranky and that is not a mood you want to be in if you are at work.

Digestive Problems

Your digestive organs become compressed when you sit too long, making it not function ideally. This could lead to constipation, digestive discomforts, bloating, even delayed metabolic conversions.


This one’s pretty obvious- if you’re going through the three bad effects we’ve mentioned, it’s definitely no surprise that you’d feel stress. Your body feels compressed when you sit too long, and that is not good for breathing. This, in turn, forces your lungs and heart to work harder and compensate for all the constriction that’s going on; that’s stressful.

Varicose Veins

Very common in women, varicose veins are veins that have become enlarged or swollen. Sitting still for really long periods of time in the office makes it difficult for your blood to circulate throughout your body which is one of the causes of varicose veins.
So if you want to avoid these 5, better start with the right office chair to help you get your posture right. Go for ergonomic chairs that you can adjust based on your personal comfort and make sure your arms are at a 90-degree angle to your desk and that your feet are flat on the floor. The back of your chair should be upright or slightly reclined to help support the way you sit up.
If you need more advice on choosing the right office chair, just give us a call here at Solutions Office Interior.