Furnishing your office with chairs that are both comfortable and affordable can require quite a bit of consideration. While price is a major deciding factor in choosing the right chair, you should resist the urge to make it your decisive factor. Comfort should be your top priority. The average office worker spends seven to eight hours a day, five days a week, sitting and working at a computer. This type of continuous sitting has led to an increase in neck and back pain among office employees. According to Allsteel, a chair that isn’t adjusted properly can lead to fatigue, restricted circulation, swelling, numbness, and pain. In selecting office chairs (for yourself or an entire office), you’re profoundly affecting the quality of the everyday work routine which is why you should consider buying an ergonomic chair.
Ergonomic chairs are designed to prevent desk and computer workers from developing injuries. An ergonomic chair will have an adjustable back (one that can easily switch to low, mid-level, and high back positions), seat, and armrests, as well as the swivel feature, to allow the person to fine-tune alignment and support for arms, legs, neck, and back.
All ergonomic chairs are not the same — it’s important to test different chairs to see which model works best for a particular body and the office setup. Stop by either of our locations and try out some of the chairs on our showroom floor. Be sure to pull each one up to a desk that has an adjustable keyboard tray to see how the chair might work with a computer setup. When it comes to purchasing a chair, the best chair you can get for your money is the one that provides you with the most comfort.