It seems like there is a new story every week on our newsfeed telling us that desk jobs are dangerous for our health. While we know that it isn’t the best for our bodies, there also isn’t much we can do to get around it. However, there are things you can do to make it healthier for you. One of those things? Purchase an ergonomic office chair. However, not every chair marketed as ergonomic will be right for you. This is how to choose an ergonomic office chair.
While the base should be adjustable, this refers to the height of the seat back. If it is too high, it won’t give you the lumbar support where you need it, and it will force your neck into an awkward position. If it is too low, it will also give you the wrong lumbar support and will leave your neck without any support at all.
You want the armrests to provide support without forcing your arms up or out. They should provide you support in a natural and comfortable position.
The seat should be deep enough to support you to your knees without making you scoot forward. This should take the pressure off of your joints while allowing your feet to rest on the ground.
It isn’t a must-have, but it is nice and allows you to get a custom fit.
Almost all chairs on the market are adjustable, but you should still measure your desk and make sure it can adjust to the right height for you. Make sure when you measure you provide sufficient room for your legs and that your arms can comfortably rest on the desk.