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How to Shop For An Ergonomic Office Chair

How to Shop For An Ergonomic Office Chair

Corey Hanson |

How to Shop For An Ergonomic Office Chair

In addition to an adjustable desk, choosing to buy an ergonomic office chair is one of the best decisions you can make for your health and productivity.  Knowing how to choose between the ergonomic desk chairs that are available, however, may be a little less obvious. Today’s post will provide some helpful pointers that are meant to simplify your search.

Why It’s Important to Find the Right Ergonomic Office Chair

When you sit for extended periods of time in the wrong chair, it doesn’t take long for aches and stiffness to evolve into more serious injuries. People who sit in poorly designed chairs instead of quality ergonomic desk chairs are more susceptible to circulation problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, etc. Taking time to find the best ergonomic chair for your work needs will pay off both now and in the future.

Add a Daily Workout to Your Schedule

Until your workout becomes part of your daily routine, it’s easy to forget about exercising entirely. Start prioritizing your workout by scheduling it just as you would a meeting or another important event. Better yet, if you schedule your workout at the same time each day, it will soon feel natural and you won’t even need to look at your calendar or set a reminder.

What to Look for in an Office Chair

Above all else, you want a chair that allows you to adjust its various parts or components. The more you’re able to customize your chair to suit you, the more comfortable and productive the workspace.

The Height of the Seat

You need to be able to plant your feet firmly on the floor, with your legs bent at a 90̊ angle at the knees.

The Depth of the Seat

When a chair is too deep, it can restrict circulation in your legs. Ideally, you want to be able to fit your fist between the back of your calf and the front edge of the seat. Some ergonomic desk chairs will allow you to adjust the seat depth by moving the backrest forward or backward.

Back Support

Back support, and lumbar support, are crucial in a quality desk chair. You should look for a chair with a lumbar support that you can fit snuggly into. The curve of your back will reduce the opportunity for you to slump forward in your seat.

Adjustable Recline

Look for a chair that will allow you to adjust the recline on the backrest. This will allow you to shift your weight in the seat for optimal comfort.

Armrests that Move

It’s important that you be able to move the armrests up or down. This way no matter the height of your work surface, your arms can be kept at a 90̊ angle and the palms of your hands can rest on the work surface.

Of course, an ergonomic chair that’s paired with a poorly designed desk or table will limit the effectiveness of your workstation. For the best possible work set-up, a carefully selected ergonomic chair paired with an adjustable desk is the way to go.

Are you ready to discover the benefits of working in the most healthful and comfortable way possible?  Browse the selection of premium ergonomic office furniture in our product line.