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Why Ergonomic Chairs?
Sitting in an office chair might not seem like a dangerous thing to do but for prolonged periods of time, whether at work or at home, it can put harmful stresses on different parts of your body. These stresses can often lead to problems which are not easily cured such as lower back pain and repetitive strain injuries, but the good news is they can easily be avoided with a supportive ergonomic chair.
So why ergonomic chairs? Unlike standard office chairs they offer a larger number of adjustable features that allow them to accommodate a wide range of body shapes and sizes. However simply buying an ergonomic chair won’t be enough to prevent its user from suffering the common side effects of long hours spent in front of a computer. It’s essential to adjust each element based on their individual frame.
Below is a list of key ergonomic chair parts which are adjustable, and how they can be tweaked to maximise your comfort and reduce the stresses on your body;
- The seat – The height of the seat determines the angle your legs will rest at. Your knees should be at a 90 degree angle with the soles of the feet resting flatly on the ground. If the backs of your knees are touching that’s a sign you need the raise the height of your seat.
- Back Rest – A good ergonomic chair has a back rest which can have its height, distance from the seat and angle adjusted. For maximum support it’s important that the line of the back rest mirrors the line of your back.
- Arm Rests – As with the seat height in relation to the angle of your legs the best position for elbows at rest is to be at a 90 degree angle, while the upper arms are parallel with the body. So it’s important to choose a chair where the height of the arm rests can be changed. Chairs where the distance between the arms is adjustable are also recommended for maximum comfort.
Other features can include synchronised seat & back rest tilting, promoting active sitting which encourages movement while maintaining a supportive shape. A tilting seat can also help the pelvis to rest in a more natural position when sitting.
With standard desk chairs the options for adapting them to the shape of your body are minimal and adjusting the height of the seat alone won’t be enough to ward against potential health issues. The benefits of an ergonomic chair are multiple in comparison, not only do they offer crucial support but they can help to increase productivity in the workplace and make any activity where sitting for extended amounts of time is required more enjoyable, whether that’s for work or entertainment.