Have you experienced back pain and stiff shoulders after sitting for long hours in the office?
Unfortunately, it happens to most, if not all of us. One way around this is to get ergonomic chairs. Now, what is considered an ergonomic chair? Once viewed as a luxury, these chairs are quickly becoming a must-have in the workplace. Ergonomic chairs are known to reduce neck and back pain while also alleviating muscle pains. In addition, ergonomic chairs also help support the spine, decreasing stress on the bones and joints.
Read on to learn about the importance and benefits of ergonomic furniture in the workplace.
1. Supports Your Posture
Sitting long hours with the wrong posture can lead to musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and even pinched nerves in the shoulders, neck and back. To prevent this, look for an ergonomic chair with lumbar support, such as our Dellis Office Chair. Its backrest moves along with the user’s movement so that you can feel more of the lumbar support. Consider also our Stellar Office Chair which comes with 2 independent lumbar supports, allowing you to adjust to the specific areas you wish to have additional support at.
2. Makes Desk-bound Work Less Stressful
An ergonomic office chair can make your time spent at the workplace a lot more comfortable and relaxed. It can be easily adjusted to suit specific needs, effectively lessening all sorts of pain that you might get from non-ergonomic chairs. This will significantly boost workplace productivity in the long run. Look for chairs with the synchro-tilt mechanism. When the user leans back on his chair, the backrest will tilt in a 2:1 ratio against the seat. This feature gives us that good, long torso stretch when we’ve been seated too long at our desk. And don’t undermine this stretch — tight chest muscles can lead to shoulder pain, neck pain and difficulty taking deep breaths. Stretching your chest and torso increases your oxygen intake, stimulates blood flow, and can increase your range of motion and flexibility. Check out Comfort Furniture’s Nitro Office Chair and Yoriko Office Chair.
3. Reduces Back and Neck Pain
The best type of ergonomic chair is the one with both neck and lumbar support for back pain relief. The ones we have in mind are the Hector and Jorca Office Chair. It comes with an Intuitive Weight Detector that senses the user’s weight and calibrates the chair accordingly to adjust the backrest tension for extra comfort. As this ergonomic office chair adapts according to the person sitting on it, it’s great for places that share seats such as collaborative spaces, hot-desking offices, and even homes that share seats.
In terms of neck support, most office chairs’ headrests provide height adjustments of 50mm range. While this may be suitable for most people, petite users may find the neck support not low enough. Instead of fitting behind their neck’s curvature, it lands higher up where their head is, resulting in their head being pushed further forward, landing them in bad posture. Only the Stellar Office Chair provides a stellar amount of height adjustment across 90mm range. This model’s headrest suits users from 150cm to 190cm in height.
4. It’s Customisable
Another solid reason to have ergonomic furniture in the workplace is because of its customisability. Everyone has different requirements when it comes to comfort, and a workplace usually consists of hundreds, if not thousands. In this case, ergonomic chairs are perfect (No, we’re not exaggerating). Its built-in features such as adjustable neck rest, adjustable armrests, seat slider, tilt and lock function make it fairly easy for employees to adapt. Imagine this, an office chair that fits a taller person will be too big, too deep for a petite person. That’s where adjustable features like seat depth adjustability comes in. Chairs with this feature come with a seat slider that allows seat depth adjustment of 50mm to 80mm. This will allow the chair to accommodate the tall, the regular and the petite. For instance, our Stellar Office Chair and Dellis Office Chair.
5. It’s Really, Really Comfortable
A comfortable office chair can make a world of difference, and most of our ergonomic chairs come with plush-padded armrests, breathable mesh upholstery and moulded foam seats to fit and encase your body in extreme comfort. If this does scream maximum comfort, we don’t know what else does.
Unlike before, ergonomic chairs are now more common than ever. The trick is to know how to tell the good from the bad and get the best ergonomic chair in the market. As choices are aplenty, you should look for key features to help with the decision, such as adjustable height and neck support, seat firmness, weight load, synchro-tilt mechanism to name a few. To sum it up, ergonomic office furniture will not only be incredibly comfortable, but will also improve your overall health and keep injuries at bay. Visit Comfort Furniture’s showroom to try our high-quality range of ergonomic chairs and tables today!
Grace has been making waves in the furniture industry. Since taking over as one of the second-generation owners of the company, together with her husband and her father-in-law, Comfort Furniture has evolved from being a conventional furniture business into an omnichannel retailer-cum-commercial furniture specialist. With furniture that excels in both function and design, on top of being trendy, Comfort Furniture is undoubtedly one of the leading furniture brands out there. Being a mother of two, Grace genuinely understands the varying needs and thought processes of families when it comes to choosing the furniture for their humble abode. You can always count on her for accurate, expert advice.
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