Is your office seat cushion the right shape for your health?

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If you’re a health-conscious person, you might have heard the warnings before. It’s been said that “sitting is the new smoking,” because of the negative effects sitting too long has on your blood circulation, hip flexibility, and musculoskeletal health. As a result, some of us have taken to using foam cushions or foam inserts in our office chairs to help mitigate these effects. It may seem like a small thing, but using a foam cushion can have positive health effects during work periods when you have to sit for a long time.

If you are using a foam seat cushion, it’s important to make sure your seat cushion’s shape is ergonomic enough to support your body type while you’re sitting. It’s important to sit in a way that promotes good natural body posture, because this is the healthiest position, and it makes you less prone to pain and more focused on the task at hand. Therefore, your seat cushion must not cause you to slouch but should keep you upright with both of your feet flat on the floor and your spine able to maintain its natural curve. It should also keep your hips from rotating unnaturally.

Fortunately, companies such as The Foam Factory can make custom-cut foam cushions or foam inserts based on your specific body type, as long as you give them the measurements and the shape you want them to create. They are ready and willing to work with you on custom projects as soon as you contact them.

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