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How to Choose an Ergonomic Office Chair

As work hours get longer, so does the amount of time we all sit stagnantly at a desk. The office chair you are sitting in can actually be a catalyst or may negatively impact your productivity. Selecting an ergonomic office chair can make a big difference in your health and wellness, by reducing muscle soreness and fatigue. We offer these tips and tricks to ordering the right office seating.

Seat Height

Seat Height

Some of us are tall, while some of us are short… why shouldn’t our chair be able to adjust to our body type? Selecting a chair with an adjustable seat height is critical in providing comfort throughout the workday.

Tips

  • Adjust the height of a chair while you’re in a seated position.
  • Your feet should lay flat on the ground with your thighs parallel to the floor.
  • A pneumatic adjustment level makes it easy to change the chair height.

Lumbar Support

Lumbar Support

Lumbar support helps to support the lower back that often suffers from muscle soreness and pain after a long day of work. Leaning over your computer all day may cause you to strain your lower back muscles. The spine needs a natural curve, and without a supportive backing, you may slouch and strain your back. Having lumbar support adjustment allows you to change position during the workday to avoid injury, soreness, and pain.

Tips

  • You should first lean back in the chair and see what is comfortable for you and then fit the chair to your body.
  • The lumbar should fit the curve of the lower back.
  • There should be approximately a fists width distance between the seat and the backrest.
 
 

Seat Material

Seat Material

The seat cushion of your office chair should have substantial padding. With padding you can sit comfortably for longer periods of time. Be aware that too much cushioning can also have a negative effect on your body.

Tips

  • You want to find a chair with enough cushion to provide comfort.
  • You still need something that is sturdy to provide substantial support.

Armrests

Armrests

Having adjustable armrests are helpful in providing flexible seating surfaces. Armrests help reduce muscle tension in your elbows and shoulders.

Tips

  • Your arms and shoulders should be in a flexible, yet relaxed position
  • Make sure to not have your forearm on the armrest.
 

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