How can an ergonomic chair benefit you?
Decreases neck and back pain
Provides custom support for optimal posture
Ability to work comfortably for longer hours
What should I consider when picking an office chair?
The first thing to consider when choosing a chair is, unsurprisingly, what you intend to use it for. You may be tied to your desk 9-5, kitting out the boardroom, or perhaps looking for somewhere to perch while you’re drafting. All require a different solution. Luckily we have chairs for everything, from the hard wearing to the super ergonomic, executive chairs to bespoke gaming chairs, as well as our drafting chairs (and stools).
Secondly, you want to be sure your office chair is going to provide the support you need. Always look for a chair that provides lumbar support, back support and armrests at the very least. A chair which allows the maximum range of adjustments is always best, as our bodies are definitely not all the same. The best chair will allow you to support your body where you need it most.
The material of your chair is an important consideration. Of course, you want a chair that is comfortable and provides you with some padding, especially if you’re sat for long periods. Our cushioned ergonomic chairs are some of the most comfortable on the market.
All of the materials we use are breathable to allow you to stay cool while you work. We also have a range of mesh backed ergonomic chairs, which allow for constant airflow and cooling, whilst supporting your back comfortably. And our gaming chairs are covered in PVC leather, for a super comfortable and great looking finish.
The more you can adjust, the better. And there are an incredible range of adjustable options on office chairs these days. You should be able to set the angle of your backrest, and the height of the chair at the least. Adjustable lumbar support is a must for anyone who has experienced back pain, or anyone who wants to avoid it in future.
The tilt of the chair can also be extremely important in finding the best position at your desk. So a chair with adjustable tilt then will help you fine tune your position. In order to keep your arms at the right level, and avoid RSI and other muscular injuries, adjustable armrests are a must. And an adjustable headrest will allow you to support your head and take the strain off of your neck muscles.>
What does ergonomic chair mean?
An ergonomic chair is a chair that is able to best support the human body in an ideal sitting position. Ergonomic chairs are therefore fully adjustable in order to accommodate different body types and heights.
How do I choose an ergonomic chair?
Choosing an ergonomic chair can be complicated. Consider these factors when choosing your ergonomic chair:
- Adjustable parts, including height, armrests and seat depth
- Lumbar support
- Chair material and breathability
- Your personal comfort while sitting
Take a look at our ergonomic chair guide and get advice on how to pick the best ergonomic chair for you.
What is the best ergonomic office chair for sitting at a computer all day?
The best ergonomic office chair for sitting at a computer all day will have these features:
- Fully adjustable
- Allow adjustable chair tilt and seat depth
- Lumbar support
- Made of breathable material
- Have castor wheels
See our Ergonomic Office Chair guide for more details.
Are expensive ergonomic chairs worth it?
An ergonomic chair is worth it when you consider the number of hours you will be spending in the chair, at work or at gaming. Expensive ergonomic chairs are built to last years and purchasing an ergonomic chair will help avoid future health issues such as neck strain and back pain.
Do ergonomic chairs really work?
Yes, ergonomic chairs really work. They promote a healthy sitting position that can improve back pain, reducing body strain from improper posture. See our article on how ergonomic chairs can reduce back pain for more information.
What are the benefits of ergonomic chairs?
Here are the health benefits of ergonomic chairs:
- Improves back pain
- Reduces neck strain issues
- Encourages correct posture and sitting position
- Increases productivity
- Provides lumbar support
- Allows customised support for your specific body type as it is fully adjustable