In a 21st century office, work typically involves a lot of sitting in an office chair (usually in front of a computer). Did you know that sitting actually puts more stress on your spine than standing?
To avoid developing lower back problems, it’s critical to use an office chair that’s ergonomically designed. What does ergonomics mean? It is the applied science of equipment design (in the workplace) intended to maximize productivity by reducing an individual’s fatigue and discomfort. An ergonomic chair, for example, is one that supports your lower back and helps maintain good posture.
The big question is – How do we identify the ideal ergonomic office chair? All ergonomic chairs are not built the same. Since every individual is built differently, it is best to look for a chair that can be easily adjusted in terms of chair height, armrest height and back inclination. There are many types of office chairs and no single chair is the best, but a few simple tips can save your joints a lot of discomfort. You are about to avoid the biggest mistakes most individuals make with chair selection. If you have any doubts, always speak with your physical therapist to help you find the right chair for your specific needs.