Thursday, December 11, 2014

5 Must Know Facts About Ergonomic Office Chairs

Ergonomic Advice

For those looking to select the perfect ergonomic chair for your office, it's vital to educate yourself in order to make an informed purchasing decision. That being said, in today's post we'll share 5 important facts that every office chair shopper needs to know. Enjoy!

Chairs Are Only As Good As Their Operators

Having the most expensive and cutting edge office chair on the market won't do you much good if you don't use it properly. In fact, those who use lesser quality office chairs properly, actually benefit more than those who purchase the fanciest models on the market. Failing to educate yourself properly on your chairs features is a recipe for office discomfort. When you purchase your new office chair, be sure to read the manual and instructions carefully. Take the time to read reviews and learn your chair frontwards and back. An office chair is an investment in your workplace comfort, and the only way to see a return on your investment is to achieve peak comfort levels and improved office functionality.

Not All Chairs Are Created Equal

These days the term "ergonomic" is thrown around pretty loosely. While office ergonomics is typically defined as any product that improves efficiency, not all ergonomic chairs are created equal. When shopping for new ergonomic office chairs for your home or business, be sure to compare the individual features and their benefits. While one chair may have more bells and whistles, another may have features you desperately need to reach optimal comfort.

It's All About The Mechanism

To make things simple, think of your chairs mechanism as the brain. This control center is the key to finding workplace comfort. The chair mechanism controls important factors like height, tilt, angle, and much more. When shopping for a new office chair, be sure to inspect the mechanism thoroughly. Chairs with single lever extending off the mechanism will typically adjust less and provide a minimal range of movements. Multi functional mechanisms and syncro-tilt mechanisms offer multiple adjustment levers to control a variety of factors you may need to reach your full working potential.

Expensive Doesn't Mean Better

Spending thousands on an office chair doesn't mean you'll be working more comfortably than shoppers who spend a couple hundred bucks. While a chair that costs thousands will certainly have the latest and greatest features, it's more important to select an office chair that has the features you really need, rather than ones you will seldom use. Important factors to look for like adjustable arms and lumbar support have really become the industry standard. That being said they really won't cost you a fortune. In the long run, if you discuss your needs with a respected industry professional, they will be able to help you select an office chair that will work best for you and your budget!

Dimensions Matter

Dimensions are an important and often overlooked factor by chair shoppers. While most spend their shopping experience searching for the best selling office chairs on the market, few take the time to actually review the chairs dimensions. That being said, it's important to take note of a chairs seat width, back height, and seat depth as all these dimensions will help you determine how your chair will sit. Don't rush into a purchasing decision that you'll regret. There's nothing worse that buying a new office chair, only to find that you feel crammed when sitting in it!

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