6 Health Benefits Of Using Ergonomic Office Chairs
September 14, 2015
Do you spend more than 6 hours a day sitting at your desk? Do you often leave work at the end of the day with some feelings of pain (notably in the back, neck and shoulders)? If the answer to either of these questions was yes, you really need an ergonomic office chair. You will receive a number of health benefits from making such an investment, including:
- Supports your Posture
One of the reasons why you might have an incorrect posture whilst seated is the nature of your chair. An ergonomic one is equipped with all the necessary features to support your posture whilst seated (including height, headrest, backrest and armrest adjustment). A 3 lever fully ergonomic chair is suggest to ensure the correct adjustments are possible. The 3 lever mechanism will allow the following movements; back height and depth adjustment, seat height and tilt adjustment.
- More Comfortable
Correct postulated foams are very important to ensure your comfort is right. The usage of incorrect foams can result in incorrect heat pressure points causing the back to sit incorrectly. Dual density foams provide the user with soft foam under the spine and firmer foam around the outside of the seat so the back is correctly supported.
- Reduces Neck Problems
Sitting for a long time without proper neck support can lead to stiffness in the neck and shoulder region. Ergonomic chairs are fitted with a headrest that supports your head and neck, even whilst stretching. This is particularly important for people who spend a lot of time on the phone.
- Reduces Back Problems
Ergonomic chairs also come with a backrest that supports the natural curvature of your spine. Adjustable lumbar support in the back of the chair is a great option so that it can be adjusted to the everyday movements of the spine. Ergo Air chairs are fitted with an inflatable air adjustable lumbar support for the ease of this.
- Makes Work Easy
The purpose of a chair is not just to sit it, it is to provide correct posture and to ensure your work is easy. An incorrectly postulated chair will result in unproductive work.
It is important that everyone who spends a lot of time sitting at a desk is aware of the health problems associated with doing so. It is also important that they are aware of how ergonomic office chairs can help to nip many of these problems in the bud. If your office is still using traditional chairs, it’s high time that you swapped to some ergonomic ones for health’s sake.