How to Choose an Ergonomic Office Chair with Ease

For those who already have back pain or those how want to prevent back pain should choose an office chair that should support the back. A good office chair will help you do your best at office work. Below are 5 steps to pick one that has the required features.

Height: The height of the chair has to be adjustable to let you sit with maximum comfort. Sit down in the chair and see if your knees are able to rest at 90-degree angle and feet flat on the office floor.

Armrests: Make sure the chair comes with armrests. While working, you can place your arms on the armrests to avoid being tired soon. This feature is a must to look for in an office chair if you spend most of day typing at the office computer. Typically, armchairs are adjustable.

Back: Your spine has a natural curve and it should be supported by the backrest of the chair. The backrest has to be high enough to give support to your neck and shoulder areas, while allowing you to do office chores with ease.

Seat: The seat of the chair should be comfortable to sit on. If it is too hard, you will get tired soon and won’t be able to focus on your work. An overly soft seat will make you doze rather than work. The seat should be made of material that is neither too hard nor too soft.

Headrest: You may need to lean back in your chair for relaxation. The headrest of the chair should support the back of your head in this position. So, this is one of the most useful features in an office chair.


Decide Base on Your Daily Activities at Your Desk

Besides from the above features, some other factors that you should take into account when checking out different office chairs are as below.

What are you going to do the most while sitting in the chair? Will you be spending most of your time talking on the cell phone? Will you have to access a lot of things on the table? Based on your use of the chair, choose a chair that has the required features to support your back in that position.

Pay visits to the websites of different online stores that sell ergonomic office chairs and shortlist a few good ones based on the required features. Then pay personal visits to each store and check each chair to make sure it is comfortable and durable enough to last several years to come.

Lastly, other important factors to consider include materials, color and style of the chair. Office chairs are made of various materials and come in various styles. Materials that are used in office chairs include fabric, and leather, to name a few. The color of the chair should match the color of the walls in your office; this will make your office more beautiful.

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