Ergonomics and Office Chairs

Ergonomics is a term that is becoming more and more used in the design of furniture. Ergonomic office chairs are chairs that can be adjusted to individual needs for comfort. One of the essential needs in a good ergonomic office chair is ease of use, and strategic controls to help you find the perfect seating position.

Ergonomic office chairs have begun to shape the office environment around the world. As more and more businesses utilize ergonomic office chairs, the studies are finding that the workers have less aches and pains that are associated with sitting for most of the day. The common problems are neck and back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other related problems.

Ergonomic office chairs should fully support the back in a proper erect position. It may be necessary to sit in a variety of chairs to find one that best suit’s the curvature of your back. You may also purchase a chair with adjustable lumbar support to correct the curvature to properly fit your back.

The seat in an ergonomic office chair should be firm but comfortable. Ensure that the manufacturer’s specifications can evenly support your weight. The seat itself should be sloped downward so that your hips are slightly higher than your knees. This slope will lessen the stress and pressure on your thighs and promote good circulation in your legs.

Adjustable armrests are also a feature that should be looked for in a good ergonomic office chair. Height adjustment and rollers that pivot on the base of the chair will make for easy moving around the office.

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