Finding the right office chair for you

March 14, 2017

Finding the right office chair for you

Many of us spend up to 6 to 8 hours sitting in an office chair at work, so its fair to say that we all deserve something comfy and supportive for those long hours. But a lot of us go without, sitting in chairs that offer little support, comfort and posture. Leading to chronic back and shoulder pain followed by high levels of fatigue, following us into the hours out of the office and into the weekend.

So yep, it's about time we give our bodies a rest while we work, here are some good features a good Ergonomic office chair possesses.

An office chair should have an easily adjustable seat height, anywhere from 40 to 55cm’s of range should be enough for most grown adults, this allows for planting your feet securely on the ground while being able to adjust your body to be at a comfortable height to your desk.

Your seat needs too be comfy! and have enough space and support for your backside. It should space form 40 to 50 cm’s in width and a depth that allows around 10cm’s of space between the back of your knees and the seat of the chair (this can be gained by the adjustable tilt on the seat)

Lower back support is crucial! A quality ergonomic chair should have a lumber adjustment (both height and depth) and an inward lower back to support the inward curve of your lumber spine.

The back rest, whats a great Ergonomic office chair without a great backrest, you should be looking for a chair that offers a backrest at a width of a minimum of 30cm’s and a maximum of 50cm’s. It should be adjustable in height and angle as well as separated from the seat. It is crucial that the back rest supports the natural curve of your spine and include a locking mechanism to secure you from rocking backwards and forwards.

Alright, so now you know, well enough to know better, its time to give us a call at ANZ Office Furniture to help you pick the right chair for you, its the least you can do for your body.

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