Those of us who spend long days working on computers (blogging about chiropractic studies, for example) tend to have an overdependent relationship with our office chairs. Sure, we know we should get up and walk around, and change our posture regularly to avoid strain and back pain, but it’s easy to let hours go by, slouched at an angle that makes chiropractors cringe.
Thankfully, a new office chair from Germany is poised to help us help ourselves. The Intelli Chair, developed by inventors at Bielefeld University, is embedded with touch-sensitive sensors that detect how the worker is sitting and how long she has been in that position. If the sitter gets out of line, a noise from the chair alerts her that it is time to straighten up or go for a walk.
Even if you don’t have a chair to order you around, you can still make an effort to get out of your seat once in a while. Here is a link to some of our simple exercise and stretching videos, courtesy of January Chiropractic in Oklahoma City, OK.