An ergonomic chair can improve your productivity
A common situation in office is that sometimes employees report that they feel pain when they sit for a long time. After sitting for a long time, their waists become uncomfortable, their calves are numb. If you have these problems, it is likely that your chair in the office does not have ergonomic functions.
An ergonomically designed chair has humanized fine-tuning on different details according to the user’s body. As long as the office chair/computer chair conforms to the ergonomic design, you can maintain a good sitting posture. A good sittting posture improves concentration and work efficiency, and reduces the pressure on joints, muscles, etc. which are usually caused by wrong sitting posture, causing low back pain and headache, sometimes even skeletal system problems.
How to choose a suitable ergonomic chair?
There are a variety of ergonomic chairs designed in various countries on the market, and it is a bit difficult for casual consumers to choose a suitable office chair. Since everyone is different, there is no one ergonomic chair that can satisfy everyone. Buyers should first decide whether the chair is for office use or home use because the decision between the two is slightly different. A general office chair or a computer chair also makes different.
【Computer Stool Headrest】
The high-back ergonomic chair, as the name suggests, is a computer chair with a headrest style. The function of a headrest mainly focuses on relieving the pressure on the cervical spine. However, the headrest is not an essential function in the ergonomics. The main decision lies in the function of an ergonomic chair. For example, a computer chair can be tilted back more than 120 degrees. If there is no auxiliary support from the headrest, the head of the office chair user may lose support, and the pressure will accumulate on the cervical spine. Headrest allows users to take a break and relax the burden. At present, common headrests are mainly adjustable up and down (Krede K50 ergonomic chair) or the Poli ergonomic mesh chair uses a widened headrest. The wide headrest protects the user’s neck and can be used at home. We suggest that customers can try the chairs in retail stores first to know which one is more suitable for the individual.
【Mesh Chair Back Support】
Ergonomics is to help the user to keep the natural shape of the human body as much as possible when using ergonomic equipment. The human spine is naturally curved in an S shape, and the pressure on the lumbar spine when sitting is twice that of standing. The back design of the ergonomic seat must conform to the curve of the lumbar spine. Curve design can fill the gap between the lumbar spine and the seat back to provide better support and help reduce the pressure on the lower body. The material of the chair back will not affect the function of the computer chair and can be selected according to the user’s preference.
It is common for workers on to have tiredness and even vague pain in their arms and shoulders after a long day of work due to the height of their desks. The unique feature of ergonomic computer chair armrests is that they can be adjusted to the most appropriate height according to the needs of the user. Most of the armrests can be moved up and down, and even some can be rotated about 15° fore and aft, inside and out, and left and right, so that the armrest and the elbow joint form a right angle to support the user when using the computer mouse even for a long time. Ideally, the arm should be slightly higher than the table, and the wrist should be naturally straight on the mouse to reduce the burden on the shoulder.
The depth of the seat cushion plays an important role but is ignored by most people. In order to help the user to find the most suitable sitting posture, an ideal ergonomic chair needs a built-in seat cushion depth adjustment function. To fully exert its function, and cater for the different leg height and length, if the body part near the knee is hanging, it will increase the pressure on the buttocks and thighs. On the contrary, if the seat cushion is too long, the back and the seat back cannot fit together. The lumbar spine is not well supported. The seat cushion should preferably fit directly behind the knee, that reduces the stress on the lower limbs and improves blood circulation. It will therefore be more comfortable for the user to sit, even for a long time.
According to ergonomic recommendations, when using a computer, it is best to keep the head and neck in the same line. That can reduce the excessive burden on the spine. The knee is better bent at an angle of about 90 degrees, and the feet. The soles of the feet can be naturally flat on the ground. Almost all office chairs available in the market will have height lifting function. Note that the height of the lifting bar of each ergonomic chair is different. We suggest that customers to check with the our staff at our retail stores first, to match their own height. Make adjustment, especially for petite users, avoid hanging your feet in the air, as long-term suspension of your legs will lead to insufficient blood supply, numbness, cramps, etc.