Tuesday, 2 August 2016

What to look for in an office chair?

Average desk bound fellow spend 40 hours per week sitting in chair, they’d sum up to approximately 1900 hours over the course of a year. Multiply that by the average number of years a person works, and it’s easy to see that a large portion of one’s life is spent in an office chair.
Some people are spending more time in front of a computer than they spend sleeping. So, it only makes sense to have an office chair for both the office and the home that is comfortable and supportive.
Lower back Support: A good office chair will have support for the lower back. Some of the better ones will even have an adjustable lumbar support that allows the user to fit the chair to their lower back. This is important in preventing back strain and sciatic nerve irritation.
Adjustability:  The best office chairs have at least five adjustments.
Important features that should be adjustable include
*     Lumbar support
*     Arm width and height
*     Seat back width and height
*     Seat and back angle
There are many benefits to having a good office chair in addition to having less back strain. A good, supportive office chair prevents fatigue and discomfort that can come from sitting in the same chair for hours on end.
Tips to find right office chair:-
Chair owners should look for these things when purchasing new chairs:
  • The backrest should be adjustable and follow the shape of the spine. It should also support the curve in the lower back.
  • Feet should rest flat on the floor comfortably. If not, adjust the chair height or add a footrest.
  • Arm rests should be close the body and allow the shoulder to relax.
  • Arm height should be adjustable and match the height of the desk. This will prevent strain to the shoulders.
  • In a sitting position looking forward, the center of the computer screen is what should be seen.
  • The seat of the chair should be long enough to put two or three finger lengths between it and the knee.

Finding the right chair that is comfortable and keeps strain and injury from occurring is important for having happy & productive work life. 

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