When choosing our office furniture whether it’s for our home office or place of business, typically the most time is spent desk shopping. Desks are important; they contribute to the overall look of our work space, but when it comes down to our comfort office chairs are the most important part of the office. The average person works about 40 hours a week which equals around 1900 hours per year. Next to choosing your bed, choosing an office chair is one of the most important decisions you can make for your health. Over time, sitting in an uncomfortable desk chair will not only make you uncomfortable but can have an effect on your your body. The right office chair can prevent discomfort and can alleviate back strain. Studies have shown that employees are also more productive when they feel comfortable in their work environment than when they feel uncomfortable. There are dozens of reasons why its important to invest in a quality office chair and to make sure you make the best purchase, here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing an office chair.
Adjustability: Most office chairs will come with adjustable features, but the best office chairs will have at least five different adjustable components such as lumbar support, arm width and height, seat back width and height, seat and back angle, and tension control.
Chair Heights: The back of your chair should come to the middle of your shoulder blades. If the chair comes above your shoulders this is even better and will give you much needed support.
The backrest should be adjustable and follow the shape of the spine. It should also support the curve in the lower back. When sitting in your chair, your feet should rest flat on the floor. Most chairs will allow you to adjust the height of your chair’s seat, otherwise you can add a footrest.
Lumbar Support: It’s crucial when choosing an office chair to look for a style that will support your lower back. Some chairs will have better lumbar support than others so it’s best to find a chair that allows you to fit the chair to your lower back. Every chair will fit you different so take time to shop around and try out each chair.
Chair Base: Most office chairs have wheeled bases because rolling can help prevent strenuous movements when reaching for something across your desk. Most office chair cases will also allow you to swivel, avoiding arm fatigue caused by over extension.
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