How can I make my chair more ergonomic?

In our quest for comfort and health while working, improving chair ergonomics often becomes a priority.

Let's explore the significant factors and adjustments that can transform your chair into an ergonomic haven for your body posture during prolonged hours of work.

What makes a chair ergonomically correct?

Exemplary ergonomic chairs encourage maintaining the spine's inherent 'S' shape. Such chairs assist in preventing unhealthy posture tendencies, like slumping, that can strain the spine and pelvis. With adjustable backrests, these chairs provide optimal alignment between the chair's curvature and your spine's natural curve.

To provide a comfortable yet ergonomically advantageous sitting experience, these chairs fulfill both essential ergonomics guidelines. We offer a diverse collection of such chairs in Australia, including a range of ergonomic office chairs and breathable mesh office chairs.

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How can I make my chair better for my back?

Health-first alterations to your chair can provide better back support. Key actions include setting the backrest forward and integrating a supportive accessory for the lower back region.

In Australia, cushions designed for lumbar support, pillows, or even a rolled-up towel can serve as effective solutions. Such interventions on an existing chair or investing in office chairs with in-built adjustable features could make your chair better for your back.

How will you adjust your chair to suit your ergonomic requirements?

Aligning your chair with your ergonomic needs involves more than a few simple tweaks. It starts with setting the chair height to match your desk and providing room to freely move your legs. The armrest should let your arms rest comfortably while keeping your shoulders relaxed.

Keep the backrest reclined between 100 and 110 degrees to provide ample support for your lower back. Pay attention to the seat depth and ensure it allows you to sit completely back into the chair while leaving about a 2-3-finger's-width gap between the chair and the back of your knees.

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How do you adjust a chair for good posture?

Promoting good posture involves configuring both your chair and your habits. Ensure your feet are flat on the floor or on a footrest, your knees are at hip level or slightly below, and there is a gap behind your knees for circulation.

Lumbar support should align with the lower back's curve, the upper back should be in contact with the backrest, and your elbows should stay close to your body. Building frequent movement into your work habits, like stretching and standing, also helps maintain good posture.

If the chair is used on a carpet, you might consider a Desky Chair Mat to protect your carpet from wear and tear while also improving your chair's mobility.


To draw a conclusion from our exploration, improving chair ergonomics revolves around fine-tuning multiple aspects.

From supporting your spine's curve to promoting ideal posture and even considering a mat for desks, each tweak adds to the comfort, productivity, and health benefits offered by the chair. Prioritize personalizing your chair ergonomically for a comfortable working experience.

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