Whether you’re working from home at a DIY desk setup, or commuting to your office, you may have begun to feel the strain that sitting for seven or more hours a day can put on your body. If this strain has led you to wonder whether it’s worth investing in a better, more ergonomic office chair, the answer is almost certainly yes, according to experts all over the world. Finding the right ergonomic office chair, though, can be tricky as there is no universally perfect model, because every bodies, body, is different of course. There are certain types of office chairs that are going to make it easier for you to maintain a healthy posture while you work, regardless of your body type or personal preferences.
Maintaining a neutral position
A good office chair is going to help you maintain a neutral posture, which means sitting with your feet flat on the floor, your knees slightly higher than your hips, and your hips, shoulders, and ears all lined up with each other. The best way to find a neutral posture is with an adjustable chair and one that’s as intuitive as possible. We love the Herman Miller’s Aeron Chair because it has adjustable lumbar support, as well as an adjustable seat and armrests, and three different size options. The chair’s mesh material also provides full-body support and adjusts to temperature changes to keep you cool. Do not work from the couch or the bed. Have a designated spot for work at home, including a table or desk or countertop, in addition to a good chair
There are a number of studies that show that a personalized adjustable ergonomic office chair reduces lower back pain in office workers by improving work related sitting posture. Studies also show that patients with previous back problems see a significant decrease in their pain response over time, after switching to a proper Ergonomic chair. In addition, users reported improved productivity and overall well-being. After moving from a standard office chair that’s only height-adjustable, you may feel spoiled at first by all of the ways that you can adjust your new ergonomic chair. Ergonomic chairs allow you to adjust the seat depth to the perfect fit for your body, while the highly adjustable arms will not only raise to allow you to sit with your elbows at a 90 degree angle, but will also let you pull the armrests in closer to your body, or push them out if you need more space. The adjustable lumbar support allows you to apply support to the perfect spot on your back and the back tilts to keep you comfortable whether you are sitting up working, or leaning back on a phone call.
The custom fit features on these chairs aren’t just for comfort, though. With this comfort also comes health benefits. Letting your arms rest at a 90 degree angle reduces shoulder strain and the resulting neck pain that so many office workers are used to. An adjustable seat pan allows you to leave space between the front of the seat and the back of your knees, helping with circulation. We have chairs that will alleviate a wide variety of back and neck problems through proper lumbar support and shoulder positioning.
Who says that a well-built, comfortable chair can’t also be stylish? We have a range of chairs by some of the most well-known designers. Whether you’re going for a clean, modern look for your home of office, or you want a more classically styled executive chair, we can help you find the perfect chair to meet both your ergonomic and aesthetic needs. Get in touch to find out more about our range of ergonomic office chairs
Makes working easy
All the features of an ergonomic chair are adjustable to accommodate different activities you may perform at your work desk. It also has a swivel feature that enables the user to move around swiftly without having to get up from the seat or without the need to extend and strain. Normal chairs have a hard surface. So when you sit, the seat exerts extra pressure on your hip region. An ergonomic chair has a good seat depth (measuring 2 to 4 inches from the back of your knees) that supports the hips and buttocks.
People should understand that ergonomic chairs are not the solution to all work-related health problems. Apart from ergonomic corrections at work place, they should also be aware about their posture while sitting. Even after using an ergonomic chair if you keep your back slouched, you will suffer all the kinds of problems. Therefore, some amount of physical activity or exercise is important