Modern Express News (Reporter Cai Mengying) Sitting for a long time facing the computer, the seat has also become part of the work. In order to be healthy, sedentary people are struggling to find their own “dream love chair”. Recently, netizens converted the Buick GL8 chair into an office chair, creating an ordinary workstation as noble as a private car, and it has also become popular on the Internet.
△ Car seat modification office chair is on fire Network screenshot
Ergonomic chairs, gaming chairs, car seats… There are too many office artifacts for sedentary people
Before the car seat fire, many office white-collar workers suffered from sedentary fatigue and bought their own ergonomic chairs or gaming chairs for office. Pony, who works in personnel at a company, once had a passion for ergonomic chairs. “We have ergonomic chairs in the conference area, which are very comfortable to sit on, and some colleagues have gone to the administrative department to inquire about the brand, and it is said that the unit price is thousands per unit, and someone has already bought it.”
Xiao Zhang, who works in a government agency, also wanted to buy a gaming chair for office use, and also did a lot of homework on the Internet. The price of several gaming chairs he fancy ranged from 500 yuan to 800 yuan, but in the end, because of the small office space, he was afraid that it would affect the workstations of his colleagues, so he finally gave up.
Nowadays, ergonomic chairs and gaming chairs can no longer meet people’s needs. The Modern Express reporter noticed that many bloggers on the Internet have posted a strategy for modifying car seats, first in the second-hand market to find a car seat, and then spend more than 100 yuan of base kits, five-star feet, air rods and other accessories, plus a little manual ability, you can DIY an office chair. Judging from the list posted by netizens, the total cost ranges from 500 yuan to 800 yuan. From the feedback shared by bloggers, the use experience is good, compared with thousands of yuan of ergonomic chairs, more cost-effective.
△A sit-stand desk purchased by Ms. Li 3 years ago
There are also sedentary people who have purchased sit-stand tables. After raising the desktop, forcing white-collar workers to stand up can be described as the ultimate solution to the problem of lumbar and cervical spine. “I bought it in September 2018, because the cervical spine is uncomfortable and often dizzy, I saw that my colleague bought this artifact, and I asked for a link to start.” Ms. Li, who often sits in the office, bought a sit-stand desk three years ago, and the height of the table can be adjusted manually. Since she started the standing office mode, she no longer has a headache, and many colleagues have seen it and planted grass. “There is also the electric model, at the touch of a button, the whole table rises, and the price is more expensive.”
Car seats are not exactly equivalent to chairs for home and office
Professor Yu Na, director of the Department of Design Technology at the College of Home and Industrial Design, Nanjing Forestry University, has long been engaged in the research and design of ergonomics. Regarding netizens’ attempts to modify car seats into office chairs, Yu Na said: “Looking at the pictures, netizens’ modifications are very talented and creative. On the one hand, it shows that everyone’s awareness of comfortable office and healthy office has been improved. To a certain extent, car seats can provide long-term sitting support for drivers in a sitting position. However, if it is used entirely for home or office use, it is not entirely suitable. ”
△ There are many modification strategies on the video website Network screenshots
Why can’t car seats, which are also based on ergonomic design, be equivalent to chairs for home and office? She explains the differences in three ways.
The first is to take into account the behavior of human use. “In the process of working and at home, we are not the same as driving in a car. When we are at home or in the office, we not only have a static state similar to that in a car (wearing a seat belt), but also activities such as standing, getting up to pick up documents, and communicating with colleagues around us. ”
Secondly, household chairs and office chairs will consider the relationship between body posture and chair in the design. In addition to the common adjustment of sitting depth and left tilt, there are also adjustments such as the height of lumbar support, the shape and height of the headrest, and the inclination angle of the back. There are also some office chairs with leisure functions that also provide calf support to facilitate the lunch break of the office crowd.
Finally, the material and color scheme of the chair are suitable for the office environment. Generally speaking, car seats take into account factors such as safety and shockproof, the thickness is generally thicker, and the breathability will be slightly worse.
If you want to be sedentary and not tired, try the sit-stand alternating office
Yu Na also pointed out that there is now a popular office posture called seat-stand alternate. After sitting for a while, and then standing up to exercise or rest, this also provides a better solution to solve the problem of sedentary fatigue. “Now, there are also smart sit-stand desks, which can be upgraded to stand in the behavior of uninterrupted office. This relieves some of the fatigue caused by the hips and legs in a long sitting position. ”
In addition, it is also essential to strengthen exercise, especially to promote muscle relaxation in key support areas such as shoulders and back, and to effectively relieve fatigue.
Yang Chen, a doctor of sports human body science at the School of Sports and Health of Nanjing University of Physical Education, also reminded that the load of the lumbar spine is affected by the body posture and external load. Standing office improves the state of the pelvis and spine compared to sitting office, which may play a certain role, but it should also be noted that the body posture in the standing state also has a great impact on the lumbar spine load, standing bending over will also increase the load on the lumbar spine, and standing for a long time in an abnormal posture may also produce some chronic injuries.
Always upturned the legs, ergonomic office chair can not be saved
The focus of the ergonomic design of the office chair is to provide healthy and comfortable sitting support for the human body. Yu Na also stressed that not only is it important to choose a comfortable chair, but also a healthy sitting posture. For example, when the leg side of the leg is cocked, the shape of the human spine is sideways, and the pressure of the lumbar intervertebral disc is uneven. In the long run, it is not good for human posture and physical health.
Link: How to choose the right office chair for you?
At present, international and domestic brand office furniture companies pay special attention to the design and research of ergonomic office chairs. Yu Na’s ergonomics research team has also done a lot of office chair comfort evaluation work. She said that the ergonomic office chair will consider the seating comfort of people with different office behaviors to the greatest extent, especially based on the needs of office behavior and human body signs. But in fact, not all office chairs on the market in the name of ergonomics can meet the ergonomic design requirements. “In the study, we can find that people of different genders, ages, office postures, and even different body types have different needs for office chairs.”
Yu Na suggested that consumers should consider two issues when choosing office chairs. One is for whom to use, and the other is in what kind of scenario.
When trying to sit, pay attention to whether it is sitting posture or lumbar curve in the case of long-term work, which can make people feel as much as possible to fatigue. At the same time, consider the specific indoor environment. In the cold space of the indoor working environment, it is recommended to choose a seat with a cushion with moderate hardness and a material with better thermal insulation performance; If it is a hot and humid indoor environment, chairs with good breathability such as mesh chairs are more recommended. There is also whether the use posture is leaning forward or backward, whether it is necessary to provide a lunch break function, and so on.
When choosing a study chair with a roller for children, it is recommended to consider the gravity self-locking function. In this way, when the child sits up, the chair will not roll at will, which is also considered from the perspective of safety and use behavior.
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