How DIY custom cushions can help keep your body spry

Article provided by The Foam Factory

Have you ever experienced stiffness, pain, and discomfort from sitting in a chair all day while at work? As with any other form of bodily pain and discomfort, these sensations are likely your body trying to tell you something. Sitting for prolonged periods can result in multiple harmful health effects such as obstructed circulation and digestion, which can lead to increased risk of heart disease, obesity, and cholesterol-related complications.

The truth is that prolonged sitting can exert an undue amount of pressure on the human body. We were designed to stand and be in motion. However, the demands of work in the 21st century are much different from the demands of work throughout human history. Today, any workers are required to work at a computer desk. If your desk at work doesn’t have a chair with a memory foam cushion, it might be a good idea to bring a DIY foam cushion to work.

Foam cushions can reduce the unhealthy pressure sitting exerts on your back, tailbone, and lower body, improving circulation and digestion while you work. They help distribute your weight evenly and increase comfort levels, allowing you to be more focused at work. As long as you have your office chair’s measurements, it can be fairly easy to craft a DIY foam cushion.

One important detail you’ll need to choose is the type of foam your cushion is made out of. There are several types of foam with different properties. If you prefer firmer cushions that last longer, you may want to take a look at Lux Foam. If you prefer softer foams, the aptly named Super Soft Foam might be your foam of choice. For cushions with a balanced, medium firmness level, you may want to look at HD36 Foam.

All of these foam materials and helpful information on how to make DIY foam seat cushions are available at The Foam Factory. Also, be sure to check out the rest of their high-quality foam products, such as foam mattresses, packaging foam, pet beds, foam child safety accessories, and acoustic foam. For more information, visit