The human body was not designed to sit down all day. We need to take preventative steps to make sure we don’t revert to our Ape like postures again because of our sedentary lifestyles.
Stand tall and beware of your chair
‘Ergo’ comes from the word Ergonomics; ‘the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment’.
Ergolates instructors are Level 3 Pilates qualified and trained in ergonomic Display Screen Assessments to help advise people on how to avoid postural problems at work and to teach you how to correctly set up your workstation to suit your posture.
Book a Desk Assessment
Book individual or group desk assessments here; firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer discounts for self-employed people, small business and groups.
Some of our top Ergonomic tips:
You can easily integrate good working practices into your daily routine to combat a sedentary lifestyle;
- Take a 5 minute break from sitting every 30 to 45 minutes. Move around, stand up, do a squat. We urge you to make endless cups of tea.
- Don’t cross your legs on your chair, you’ll pinch your nerves and put pressure on your hips and pelvis and throw out you alignment. OUCH.
- If you work in an office, request a workstation or DSE assessment. Have one of our experts come by and check your set up. We’ll correct your posture and you’ll thank us later.
- Do regular ‘Deskercises’. These are stretches you can do either sitting down, on the move or right besides your desk to keep training and challenging your muscles.
- Use a separate mouse and keyboard. Using a laptop with an inbuilt keyboard and trackpad forces your hands and wrists into awkward positions.
- Attend regular exercise classes and practice Ergolates!