Finding a new office chair can be a hassle. You have to decided how much to spend on an ergonomic office chair and which ergonomic office chair is best for your office. Today’s infographic shows you what to look for what you are looking for a new office chair.
Below we’ve transcribed the infographic provided by Office Chairs Unlimited below in case you can’t see or read it. We hope this infographic helps you figure out what to look for when you are buying an office chair!
Looking For A New Office Chair?
Finding the right office chair for your body is important for your health and work productivity. This info graphic will go over some of the most important elements of an ergonomic office chair.
The natural glide mechanism on a Leap chair enables you to recline while still comfortability seeing your work.
This style of reclining chair allows you to reach your keyboard without straining your eyes, shoulders, or arms.
Reclining reduces the pressure on your spine and sitting bones.
Feet should be flat on the floor or on a foot rest.
Thighs should be parallel to the ground.
Forearms should be parallel to the work surface.
If the positioning is too high:
- There will be too much pressure on the sensitive area behind the knee.
- It can limit blood circulation.
If it is too low:
- The knees will be higher than the hips, which causes your body weight to shift back and put pressure on the sitting bones.
An adjustable seat depth lets you slide the seat backward or forward to suit your leg length.
If the seat is too long:
- You will be inclined to prop yourself forward, losing the benefit of a back rest.
- This causes strain on your legs and back.
A good guideline is while seated to have three- or four- fingers width distance between the back of your knees and the front edge of the seat.
- Support while working/resting
- Allow you to get closer to work
- Provide proper arm height
Arms need to be resting comfortably on the armrests / work surface that is being used for typing or writing.
- Shoulders shouldn’t be hunched.
Forearms need to be parallel to the floor when you are typing or using your mouse.
Lower back pain is a huge ailment for office workers. Proper support = a world of difference.
Adjustable lumbar system:
- Firmness control
- Position control
- Lower back should fit comfortably agains the lumbar support
- The ability to move and sit correctly allows oxygen to move to your muscles and increase blood flow to the brain
- Improves focus
- Keeps the individual refreshed and energized
- Comfort is key.
- Looks aren’t everything.
- Try before you buy.
Points to consider:
- How easy is the chair to move?
- Do you need to be able to slide a chair around a space?
- Do the chair arms hinder the way you work?
Wheels vs Stationary is also something to consider
Chairs should allow you free movement in your work space. If you work at a larger desk, a chair with wheels or a swiveling seat may be best. If the floor is carpeted, a plastic mat can improve your mobility.
Consider making a budget.
Pick a price that is worthwhile to invest in a proper chair.
Leave wiggle room for shipping/installation.