Importance of Having the Right Office Chair

An office chair is an integral part of any organisation, without which it is impossible to work comfortably. The employees work for the whole day, sitting on the chairs. Hence, the chairs need to be comfortable and offer the much-needed support, which is necessary for long working hours. If a person sits in an uncomfortable chair, it can have adverse impacts on the health of the individual. They may experience back pain, fatigue, arm pain, neck pain and shoulder pain if you sit uncomfortably for long hours at a time. If you do not have the time to visit the store and buy furniture for your new commercial space, you can buy office chairs online.

However, you should look for the ergonomically designed chairs, which are available with some amazing features.

Here are some of the most important features which are a must in the office chairs:

1. Adjustable backrest:

The backrest can either be separate from the seat or attached to the seat. If it is separate from the seat, it should be adjustable, and you must be able to adjust it from its angle as well as height. Backrests are designed to support the curve of the spine. The ideal width of a backrest is 12-19 inches. So, with an ideally designed backrest, back pain of the employees can be avoided.  

2. Changeable seat height:

The height of an office chair should be adjustable. In comfortable office chairs, there is a pneumatic adjustment lever, which a person can use to adjust the height as per his or her needs. It allows them to sit comfortably. The ideal height of an office chair is 16-21 inches.

3. Medium seat pan depth:

While looking for an office chair with great features, you should keep in mind that the seat pan depth should be medium. While sitting on a chair with a seat which is too deep, a person may experience numbness in their legs due to extreme pressure on the back of legs. On the other hand, if it is extremely shallow, legs will not get adequate support. So, make sure to have space of a few inches in between the knees and the edge of the seat, in order to get an optimal fit.

4. Supporting Armrest:

Armrests on office chairs can help in reducing pressure on the lower back. It supports people while reading or writing, especially if it is available with an adjustable height and width. It reduces the chances of having a problem in the shoulder and neck areas. Armrests should be ideally designed with features like contouring and cushioning to offer support and comfort.

5. Padding on seat:

An ergonomic office chair should have padding on the seat and the back portion. Such padding is necessary for the comfort of the person who spends long hours sitting. Comfortable and durable material should be used in the chair. An ideal material is one which can absorb heat and moisture quite well.

Apart from the above-mentioned features, you need to look for a chair with neck support for the office.

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