Whether we work at home or in the office, we spend a lot of time in an office chair. But sitting on a chair that is low quality and not feeling comfortable for you can affect your productivity and worse, your health. It can cause poor posture which can later develop into a back problem. It is therefore important to have an office chair that is ergonomic, provides optimum comfort and prevents stress or damage.
There is no single ergonomic chair that works for everyone, but there are common factors to look for that make a large ergonomic office chair. To provide maximum comfort, a chair should be able to adapt to your building, preference and motion.
Factors to consider in an ergonomic office chair
Adjustable Seat Height
Because our heights and tables we work vary from one to another, it's important to have an office chair that can easily be adjusted. You do not want your feet to hang from a chair that is too high or sitting on a chair higher than your desk. You will hug over your table while you work and it is definitely not good for your back and back! So an adjustable seat that can go up from 16 to 21 of the floor should be good for most users. To make it easier and comfortable, a pneumatic adjustment arm is best present with the chair. This way, you can easily adjust the height of the seat without having to bother you from disassembling the chair to adjust it to a height that suits you.
Lumbar support helps reduce, if not prevent, spinal cord to the surface from sitting too long or sitting on a chair that does not properly support the back, even if you just sit on it for a few hours. A good lumbar support follows the contours on the back. If you sit on a chair with proper lumbar support, it would fit your back naturally. It would not feel like it forces you or puts you in an awkward position, which can result in compressing back problems. Aside from having a lumbar support, an ergonomic chair can also have a lumbar adjustment. Because we do not have the same height, the adjustment allows each user to sit on it and have the correct fit and support for the inward curve on our lower part.
Backrest and Depth
If the stool depth is too deep, it will be difficult for you to rest your back against the chair while working. If you force yourself to lean your back against the chair while away from your desk, you end up in a difficult position and tighten your back. You may not use the back of the chair at all. Similarly, if the depth is too small, the back of the chair should feel that it leans forward and forces you to lean forward too. An important note to remember, the back of a large ergonomic chair should be 12 to 19 inches wide and must leave about 2 to 4 inches between the back of the knee and the seat of the chair. The seats forwards and backwards can also be adjusted to follow your movement as you rest and lean forward.
The chair needs the appropriate width and depth to accommodate someone and let them sit comfortably. You do not want to feel too tight on your chair or feel that the chair is too big for you. Standard width of a seat usually falls between 17 and 20 inches.
Armrests that are adjustable are ideal for an ergonomic chair. This allows all users' arms to rest comfortably and the shoulders relax. That way, you do not feel that you force yourself to place your arms on armrests. If the seat is too wide, the armrests will be too far apart and be uncomfortable to even use the armrests on the chairs. It's good to know that your elbow and forearms should be light and your forearm does not rest on the armrest while you are writing on the keyboard or working on the desk.
The back and the back of the chair should have enough padding to allow you to sit for a long time and feel comfortable. Sitting on almost no padding feels like sitting on a hard wood and it's not that nice. When it comes to choosing between fabric and leather, this depends on your wishes. But if you would ask me, I would recommend a net back for breathability. The seat can either be made of padded mesh or leather.
It is a fact that the office chair should swing. It does not matter if the chair can easily and easily rotate so you can easily sit on and out of the chair and reach different areas of your desk without stressing too much.
To round up, the best ergonomic chairs are fully customizable to your body and movement. This will prevent you from striving to get the best support for your body. Ergonomic chairs tend to cost more compared to traditional ones. But it's only because these chairs have more functionality and better support. In the long run this is worth it.