Whether you’re an accountant, a developer, graphic artist or a banker, chances are, you are spending most of your day in an office. Much researches have proven that a sedentary lifestyle is not very good for your health, to say the least. Many health issues have been directly connected to it. Is there anything you can do about it? We are here today to help you answer that question.
Unless you own a standing desk, you are probably bound to a chair for more than eight hours a day. That amount of time in a seating position can easily turn into very unpleasant back pain. How to alienate back pain, you might wonder? Well, choosing a good chair is a great place to start.
Before we get into specific models of chairs, first, let’s cover some of the benefits of a great ergonomic chair.
First of all, posture. Ever since you we’re a little kid you’ve been hearing sit up straight, lift up your chin, pull your shoulders back. Having a good posture seems pretty easy, but that might not be the case. The reason behind this is, we tend to adapt to our furniture. It should not be that way. Ergonomic chairs offer full support for your back, your neck and your hips. They are made to complement your body in the best way possible, all while being very enjoyable to sit it.
This brings us to the next item, comfort. Comfort is one thing that these chairs to better than the others. Why? Well, they are very customizable, very user-friendly and can be adjusted to fit your needs individually until you’ve achieved ultimate seating experience.
One thing that is somewhat overlooked is neck support. That should not be the case. Without proper neck support, you will soon start to develop stiffness in the neck and shoulder area, which might, although not necessarily, lead to more serious health complications. That is why it’s important to choose a chair with a good headrest.
A common problem, like we’ve mentioned before, in those who sit for prolonged periods of time, is back pain. More often than not, lower back pain. Ergonomic chairs are specifically designed to offer the most comfortable seating position, adjusting to your spine and seating habits and positions. Some of them come with a reclining function, which grants you an ability to switch angles at which you rest, allowing you to ‘lay back’ in your chair and reach a more relaxed position if that is what you are looking for. Another important thing not to forget is that a good chair also reduces the tension on your hips by providing good cushioning and seat depth. That being said, if you would like to know more about the benefits of a good ergonomic chair, ergonomicshealth.com will offer you a variety of information and advice on the said topic.
Now that we’ve established why you might need one, are some of the best chairs for your office that will make your back feel like you’re in high school again and your office looking classy and refined.
1. Cosm Chair, Dipped in Color by Herman Miller.
Herman Miller is a household name in the chair industry so it shouldn’t surprise you that we’re starting of this list by one of their products. Cosm chair is a bit different than your usual office chair. It is built with premise that it should perfectly suit you from the first time you sit in it. There are no levers to pull, buttons to push or anything similar. Its reactive frame and breathable mesh will offer intuitive and responsive experience. In other words, it will adjust to your body from the very first moment. It offers total spinal support with its suspension mesh, eliminating the gap between the seat and backrest, providing you with continuous support all throughout.
2. Freedom Chair with Headrest by Humanscale
This chair offers the highest of levels of comfort, providing you with support all the way from your lower back up to your head. It is designed to mimic the body’s shape and form in order to provide for the most comfortable experience. It has strategically placed cushions and innovative recliner that will support you at all times and at every position. Recliner itself is self-adjusting, so you won’t need to do anything other than sit. That being said, it is obvious that it’s very well adaptive to the body’s movement and will serve you well.
3. Leap Chair by Steelcase
This one is a little bit different. This chair, although, like any other chair, is for sitting, actually encourages you to move. Well, what we mean is, you move your back, your backrest moves with it. Your every move will be matched by a corresponding movement of a chair. So, if you’re one of the people that is a bit restless in a chair, this is the right move for you. However you sit, this chair will unconditionally support you. Also, it looks really good.
4. Gesture Chair by Steelcase
Once again, this is a chair that is designed to make every seating position possible and comfortable. What separates this chair from the others is that it has the most adjustable armrests than any other. Why is that important since most of us keep their hands on desks? Well, we live in a smartphone era. You might very well be one of those people that work from a phone or a tablet and this chair will provide you with unparalleled arm comfort when you have to use your phone for a long period of time.
5. Embody Chair by Herman Miller
If you’ve ever searched for an office chair, you know about the Embody chair. This chair is the Ferrari in the chair world. The more you sit in it, the more comfortable it gets. This chair will improve your posture, state of your back and spine, your whole body to be fair. On top of that, it looks really good. It will be the centerpiece of your office. Every single part of this chair is adjustable to your needs. Not to worry, the level of comfort will not make you fall asleep, on the contrary, we feel it will motivate you to work even harder.
Now that we’ve seen a couple of different types of chairs, each appealing to their own demographic, hopefully, you have a better idea as to which chair would be best suited for your wishes and necessities.