Ergonomic Chair Basics

The goal of an ergonomic chair isn’t only to provide you with a comfortable seating position for the typical everyday activities, like reading, eating, working and even resting. A chair should also be supportive, yet not overly stiff, and shouldn’t force you to take frequent breaks. The best chairs allow for natural body movement. Your spine should move freely and your hips should also be able to rotate freely without pain. You should feel balanced instead of being weighted down by your back, hips or shoulders.

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There are many types of ergonomic chairs, including ergonomic computer chairs, office chairs, and lumbar support furniture. Most office chairs have a height adjustment feature and will allow for some lower and upper body movement. Ergonomic office chairs usually have a few features, including a tilt tension control, a lumbar support pillow and an adjustable back depth. Lumbar support furniture is designed to help reduce strain on the lower back. When you sit in an ergonomic chair, the curve of your lower spine and the curvature of your lumbar spine will remain aligned.

In addition to the importance of the right seating position, it’s important to choose an ergonomic office chair that is comfortable to sit in and easy to maintain. When choosing an office chair, it’s important to choose one that has an extended base and that has armrests that can be adjusted. This will allow you to sit for extended periods of time without straining your muscles, ligaments and tendons. Choose an office chair that has an adjustable back depth that allows you to customize its fit to your body type.