08/01/2016 12:05 EDT | Updated 08/18/2016 04:59 EDT

You'll Be Sitting Pretty If You Sit Like This At Work (INFOGRAPHIC)

Huffington Post Canada

It’s estimated that 95 per cent of an office worker's day is spent sitting in front of the computer. That’s a lot of time spent on our rumps, especially since humans aren’t designed to be seated for long stretches of time in the first place. But the solution is in ergonomics — the study of people's efficiency in their working environment. A properly designed work space can help you work more efficiently by reducing pressure or pain on joints and muscles.

Mary Poppins taught us about good posture when we were young and so the same principles should apply later in life. Proper posture and form can help reduce the strain on the ligaments and spinal discs in the back. This can help ensure that the spinal curve in your lower back won’t flatten, which is often the cause of a lot of chronic pain. Sitting in the correct position might feel awkward at first, but in the long-run it will be well worth it.

Check out this handy ergonomics guide as we and Robax show you the best ways to sit at work. Look who’s sitting pretty now.

robax sitting infographic

Robax not only stops pain but also reduces back spasms by relaxing tight muscles. We have your back.

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