Don’t underestimate the health benefits of a foam seat cushion
Blog provided by The Foam Factory
With the advent of computers and desk jobs, earning a living has become both easier and more sedentary. Many people who sit at desks for hours at a time feel the uncomfortable effects of sustained pressure on their hips, back, and lower body after a long day at work. Many of us feel that these aches and pains are simply unavoidable in today’s office-focused work atmosphere, but there are ways to make sure we are more comfortable and productive while earning that next paycheck. One of the simplest solutions for work-related discomfort is using a foam cushion or foam inserts for your seat cushion.
The obvious benefits of foam seat cushions include comfort, support, and better posture while working. Foam seat cushions can also help counteract some of the negative effects of sitting for an extended period of time, as outlined by a graphic from The Washington Post. These effects include poor blood circulation, loss of flexibility in the hips, and stiffness/damage to the spine.
Foam cushions address these issues by reducing pressure on your body while still providing adequate support as you sit. Furthermore, according to the ProLunis Association, foam cushions can reduce your chance of developing digestive issues from sitting too long. Since foam helps relieve the pressure on your abdomen as you sit, it can help keep your digestion running smoothly.
If you’d like to purchase a foam seat cushion, The Foam Factory has a variety of foam customizable seat cushions with varying degrees of softness and firmness for your specific needs.