Selecting an Office Chair That's Right For You

Purchasing an office chair is an important decision. You probably spend a good portion of your working hours in your office chair, and making the decision to purchase a specific type of office chair is as important as choosing a mattress. If you are going to spend a majority of your working hours in your chair, then you want to make an informed and educated decision when purchasing your chair.

One of the best ways to choose the office chair that is best for you is to take it for a test drive to check for fit all the way around. It’s important to ensure that the height can be adjusted to fit the person who will be using the chair. When seated, your feet should rest flat on the floor and your knees angled slightly below your hips, with a rounded front to ensure you maintain proper circulation. The back rest should feel comfortable and the fit should feel good against the curve of your back.

Choose an office chair that is designed for your usage requirements. Some office chairs are designed for infrequent and short term use while others are designed for daily use.

Ensure that your office chair provides proper back support, especially if you are going to spend a lot of time sitting in it throughout the day. The support should be adequate enough to maintain comfortable and correct posture. Your office chair should have an adjustment to go to different posture positions.

Regardless of the office chair you choose to purchase, it should be comfortable for you to sit in. Feel for any pressure or stress points as you sit in the chair. Finding the perfect chair can be difficult, but will be well worth it in the end.

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