The popularity of ergonomic office chairs is on the rise. And we’d say for all the right reasons!
These thoughtfully crafted chairs saved us all from major spinal and limb injuries during these dreadful pandemic months – when we had no option but to work remotely. Here in this compilation, we’ll explore these innovative chairs a little more and learn how to set them up. Along with that, we’ll unveil all possible uses and benefits of an ergonomic office chair.
Let’s get to it!
Structure of an Ergonomic Office Chair
First, let’s explore what makes an ergonomic office chair better than the rest? What makes it more user and health-friendly?
Well, fundamentally, all ergonomic chairs have a dominant feature, i.e., adjustability. Usually, the user can adjust its height and tilt angle. In some, you can also adjust the armrests and headrests.
Apart from that, it comes equipped with plushy padding, both in terms of seat and backrest. These provide a comfortable room of accommodation for your body. Often, ergonomic office chairs also come equipped with lumbar support as well which adheres to the curve of the spine and protects you from developing everlasting backaches. Footrests provide support to the feet.
In terms of material, office chairs use breathable and washable materials like mesh. These materials are easy to maintain and also convenient in varying temperatures. In case the temperature is too high, breathable materials will keep heat from building up. Thus, protecting you from unnecessary heat and sweat.
The swivel and rotation function in most permits easy movement. Say you need to get a document from the worker seated behind you. You need not get up and walk to them. Instead, you can swing your seat around or slide your way to them. So, along with being super convenient, ergonomic office chairs are also fun! No?
How to Set it Up?
Setting up the ergonomic office chair is also super easy. Usually, most ergonomic office chairs come assembled, particularly if you are buying one directly from the showroom or a physical store. However, if you are ordering one online, you might receive the whole chair in a compact box, wherein the pieces of the chair will be wrapped separately. To set it all up, you ought to read the manual that comes with it.
Generally, you’ve to unwrap all the parts. Lay them out, so you’ve an idea where to begin. We recommend beginning from the base. Setup casters into the star-shaped base. Then cover the gas strut with a gas strut cover. Place it atop the central hole of the starbase.
Next, set up the sliding mechanism of the chair’s back. You may need to bolt it. Once assembled, you would have to place it on by tightening bolts on the underside of the seat. Following this attach armrests. Place the entire seat over the gas strut, and then attach the headrest.
After you have the entire chair assembled, test it. You can also further customize it by adjusting the seatheight. Ideally, the seat height should be such that your feet fall at 180 degrees on the floor, and the angle between your calf and knee is approximately 90 degrees. Further, you can adjust the seat pan, armrests, and headrest.
Benefits & Uses of Ergonomic Office Chair
Some prominent benefits and uses of ergonomic office chair are as follows:
- Its structure abides by the natural curves of the body. Thus, it helps maintain a proper posture.
- Greater comfort and ergonomics lift physical stress and maximizes employee productivity.
- It relieves neck and back pain.
- The right position enhances blood circulation.
- It provides optimum safety and lasts longer than average office chairs.
Summing up, ergonomic office chairs have made our lives phenomenally easy! From setting up to use and benefits, these chairs promise nothing but comfort and convenience. Thus, it relieves stress and maximizes productivity.