5 things you must consider
before buying an office chair
Ergonomics are Important!
When choosing a new office chair, the best looking chair is not always the best to buy. The most important things to consider are comfort and support. By understanding what features a good chair has, it will be easier to find the chair that’s right for you.
By working in an office, you likely spend at least 70% of your time sitting in a chair, so the quality and comfort of your office chair can affect your health and productivity.
This guide will help you make an informed decision about how to choose the perfect office chair for you.
Good reclining chairs can help you relieve the pressure on your back by taking the weight off your spine. This can help you achieve the right viewing angle for your computer screen, avoid straining your eyes and also reach your keyboard easily while relaxing your arms and shoulders.
Center Tilt Movement?
2. Back and Neck Support
Back support is one of the most important things to consider when looking for a new chair. Your chair should allow you to sit comfortably with relaxed shoulders and no stress on any place in your back.
Back Height Adjustment?
Adjustable Lumbar Support?
Armrests are an important part of proper ergonomics. You want armrests that will support your arms, yet still allow your shoulders and neck to feel relaxed.
Arm Height Adjustment?
Raise or lower the height of your armrests to relax the neck and shoulders.
Arm Length Adjustment?
Move forward or back to rest your forearms in a comfortable position.
Padding can provide extra comfort.
4. Seat Comfort
When sitting for hours a day, most of the pressure is going to your buttocks and thighs. Having the right seat can be paramount to your comfort.
Seat Depth & Angle?
Lastly look for a chair that has been independently tested and is backed by a strong warranty. In Australia AFRDI provides the highest quality testing standards.