What makes the Ideal Office Chair?

Those who spend a lot of time sitting in an office chair are bound to understand the implications this can have on the health of our backs.

What makes the Ideal Office Chair?

Those who spend a lot of time sitting in an office chair are bound to understand the implications this can have on the health of our backs. The way some office chairs are designed can mean that there is a great deal of added stress to structures within the spine. However, this can be avoided by choosing an office chair that is ergonomic and therefore supports the back, promoting better overall posture.

There are many different types of chairs available for use within an office. All chairs have different benefits, and it may be advantageous to switch up chairs every so often. Though there are specific things to look out for in a good office chair which will enable the sitter to work for their individual needs.

Features

There are a number of features that are found on good office chairs to help provide the right back support and comfort throughout a working day.

Seat Height

The height of your office chair should be easily adjustable. Most people suit chairs with a height between 16 and 21 inches from the ground. This usually allows the user to have their feet flat on the floor with their thighs horizontal and arms level with the height of the desk.

Width and Depth

Any office chair should have enough width and depth to be comfortable for anyone. The standard width is around 17-20 inches, whilst the depth needs to allow the user to sit with their back against the backrest with around 2-4 inches between the knees and the seat. The tilt of the seat should also be fully adjustable.

Lower Back Support

Lower back support in an office chair is vital. The spine has an inward curve, which means sitting for a long period of time without support can lead to straining and slouching. The ideal office chair should have a lower back adjustment for the height and depth so all users can get the proper fit and support needed.

Upper Back Support

The upper backrest of an office chair should be 12-19 inches wide to ensure it continues to support the natural curve of the spine. The backrest should have the ability to be adjusted both forwards and backwards to provide optimum comfort for the user.

Whatever kind of office chair you opt for, it’s vital to remember that short and frequent breaks should be taken throughout the day to help improve circulation, encourage better and stronger posture, relieve eye strain and reduce symptoms of tiredness.

Here at The Essex Group we have a number of fantastic office chairs available, including ergonomic. Whatever chair you’re looking for, you can get in touch with a member of the team for more information by giving us a call on 0845 1700 222 or via our contact page

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