Ergonomic Tips for Working from Home

Choosing the Right Ergonomic Chair

There are so many different ergonomic office chairs available to purchase, it can sometimes get overwhelming! Before making the plunge and spending a lot money of an ergonomic chair, here are some key points you should consider:

1. Adjustability

The biggest factor in choosing an ergonomic chair is its adjustability. The more you can adapt and modify your chair to fit your unique needs, the more it will be ergonomic.

2. Seat Height

A good ergonomic chair will allow for seat height adjustments. Ideally, you want to adjust your chair so that your feet are flat on the ground and your knees are bent to 90 degrees. However, you should ensure that the seat height is appropriately positioned for your desk height.

3. Seat Depth

A factor that is often forgotten is the depth of the seat. It is important to sit as far back into the chair as possible with your back against the backrest. However, you want to leave about 2-3 finger space between the chair and the back of your knees.

4. Seat Width

Something to consider is the width of the chair. You want to have about 1 inch space between the side of your leg and the chair. If your chair is too wide you will have to stretch your arms out to reach the armrests.

5. Lumbar Support

Being able to adjust the firmness of the backrest in the lumbar region is a crucial component to ergonomic chairs. Furthermore, adjusting the location of where the support occurs is just as important. Maintaining the natural curves of the spine is what helps prevent lower back pain when sitting for long periods of time.

6. Armrests

The typical armrest adjustment usually focuses on the height. However, being able to adjust the width, the depth and the pivot point of the armrests will ensure the elbows, wrists, and hands are properly positioned to decrease neck, shoulder, and wrist pain.

There are many options to consider when purchasing a new ergonomic office chair and we'll be happy to help you pick the right ergonomic product for you!