What Happens When You Sit Too Long At The Desk

Research has linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns such as increase blood pressure and higher risk of cardiovascular disease.  Sitting in an office chair for prolonged periods of time can also cause low back pain or worsen an existing back problem.  If you must sit for long periods, you need to prop your feet up with a foot rest.

A foot rest may not seem like a primary ergonomic accessory, but it does provide significant benefit. It can ease leg problems and lessen lower back issues. Without the correct support or activity, your feet impact your back, legs, circulation and other areas of the body.  Problems in any of these areas are some of the main reasons for lost productivity in the workplace.


Maintaining correct posture is important.

Your hips should be slightly higher than your knees.

Don’t keep your feet flat on the floor but move them around often.

Use a footrest if there is pressure on the back of the legs or if the feet are not resting on the floor.

Movement Improves Circulation

Sitting or lying for too long with no activity can lead to poor blood circulation. Keeping your feet up on an ergonomic footrest greatly reduces the chances of developing circulatory conditions.

You should change your position as frequently as possible by adjusting your hips, moving your feet, lifting your arms and just slightly altering your posture continuously during your work day. Take frequent breaks like 10 minutes every hour and have a good stretch.

Back Problems

Seated too long in an office chair and improperly positioned feet puts strain on your spine. With a foot rest, you can sit all the way back in the chair and not slouch. This helps to maintain the correct ergonomic angles and will reduce pressure on your spine and back region.

Sitting in a chair without proper support causes poor circulation, back discomfort and overall fatigue.  When you include a foot rest at your workstation, you are increasing the comfort levels, helps maintain correct posture and reducing the risk of injury.

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Reduce Neck Pain From Sitting For Too Long

Do you spend most of the day sitting in front of a computer at work?  Sitting for an extended period of time may lead to eye strain and pain in the shoulder back, neck and wrist.  Besides taking occasional breaks, you may get the Armrest Cushion for your chair.  These cushions elevate your hands to keep your shoulder relax and reduce the strain on your neck.  They also help to keep your body straight and your arms comfortable.  Say goodbye to sore arms with the Smart n Comfy Armrest Cushion.




Doing some light and quick stretches while at the office can fuel your energy and increase productivity.  Give it a try!

Remedies for Edema : Swollen Feet, Swollen Ankle and Swollen Legs

Edema is swelling caused by fluid buildup.  Our body retain water because the blood vessels in our arms legs and feet and hands dilate or expand.  This dilation can be caused by hot or humid weather as wells as a number of other causes such as kidney disease.  When we sit or stand in one position for a long time without moving, the swelling is worse because gravity just pulls all that fluid down to pool in your hands, legs and feet.

Below are some of the safe and natural ways to relieve swelling :-

  1.  Taking breaks in-between by walking and stretching your limbs
  2.  Wear compression socks
  3.  Reduce salt intake
  4.  Raise your feet and draw circles with ankles to exercise lower leg muscles.
  5.  Keep your legs elevated while sitting for prolonged periods by using a
    Foot Rest. Also, prop your feet up on a foot rest pillow while lying on the sofa or in bed.


Good Posture With A Foot Rest

Foot Rest reduces pressure on the spine by keeping your lower body aligned with your upper body. It also improves and helps maintains good posture during prolonged periods of sitting. Order one today from Smart n Comfy.


Reduce Knee Pain With Good Sitting Position

A comfortable work space can help you feel your best and improve productivity.  When seated, the thighs should be horizontal and knees positioned at about the same level as the hips.  According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, it is also acceptable for knees to be slightly higher than the hips.   Using a foot rest is a cost-effective tool to achieve proper alignment and a comfortable working position. Foot rests can help to reduce the stress placed on the feet, legs and spine.  They also promote circulation in the legs to prevent deep vein thrombosis. Use a foot rest to increase personal comfort.


Foot Reflexology To Ease Discomfort

Have you tried massaging your own foot?  By pressing certain points on your foot can help to reduce stress and relieve pain because there are peripheral nerves on our foot that are connected to our central nervous system.   Reflexology is an ancient healing art that we can learn how to perform in the comfort of your own home.  Massaging our foot is great to promote sleep without medication.   Have you tried it before?   Follow the chart below for some tips on where to apply pressure to your foot.


Home Remedy For Swollen Ankle And Feet

Swelling in legs, ankles and feet are often brought on or aggravated by long periods of standing or sitting.  This causes an abnormal fluid buildup in the limbs, especially among older adults.  Some other causes of swelling include injury, people with diabetes, blood clot in the leg, rheumatoid arthritis and pregnancy. The swelling can make it difficult to walk and cause pain.

Here are some tips on how to treat swollen ankle and leg at home :-

  1. Stand up or move around at least once every hour, especially if you’re sitting or standing still for long periods of time.
  2.  Reduce salt intake which can decrease the amount of fluid that may build up in your legs.
  3.  Elevate your legs above your heart with a firm Foot Rest.


Order a Smart N Comfy Foot Rest today to prop your feet up and to help improve your blood flow as well as reduce any uncomfortable swelling.

The Importance of Office Ergonomics

Do you know that many people suffer from a variety of pain that is linked to the way they work at their desks?  An average person spends about 8 hours in front of a computer.  Therefore, it is important to make a few adjustments to the office ergonomics to achieve physical comfort.  The best place to start is the desk chair.  If your chair does not offer proper lumbar support, get a back rest to maintain proper posture.  Use a Foot Rest to create a 90 degree angle.  A Foot Rest is very helpful when the feet do not reach the ground.  It also helps to lift the thighs slightly for better circulation.  Ensure that the wrist lies flat and is supported by an armrest.  Having the right ergonomic accessories can keep your work area comfortable and organized.   This will allow you to be more productive and focused.