Working in an office setting is pretty sedentary. Sitting for extended periods of time can cause certain stresses and pressure on your spine and hips. Having an office chair that provides good support and structure is important in not only comfort, but in improving your overall health. Take a look at our list to guide you through your decision on which chair is right for you.

 

What Should You Be Looking For?

Since ergonomic chairs are not one-size-fits-all, you’ll want to pick a seat with adjustable height. Most chairs have adjustable seats that range from 16 to 21 inches off the floor. Ultimately, you want your feet to be flat on the floor and thighs horizontal. You’ll also want to check the chair width and depth. You want the depth to be deep enough to allow your lower back to touch the chair, with approximately 2-4 inches between your knees and the chair.

Unique Office Chair Options

If you’re looking for a more unique office chair, there are several modern options that still offer the support you’re looking for. If you have certain areas of discomfort you want to focus on improving, a non-traditional office chair may offer certain relief that traditional chairs cannot.

  • Kneeling Office Chairs. These types of chairs have no back and place the user in a modified kneeling position, taking the stress off of the back and legs. This type of seating promotes good posture by pushing the hips slightly forward and aligning the neck, back and shoulders.
  • Exercise Ball Chairs. As the name suggests, this type of chair features a large exercise ball for seating. The main advantage of this type of chair is that it promotes active sitting and encourages movement. The slight bouncing motions can increase circulation and blood flow through moving the body. Additionally, sitting on a ball promotes good posture by making slouching almost impossible.
  • Reclining Chairs. For some people with back issues, a reclining position is the most comfortable in relieving pressure and stress. Small tables attach to the chair that allow for the ability to work on a laptop or other paperwork.

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