Benefits Of An Ergonomic Home Office Chair
Research shows that the average person sits in a chair for almost 6 hours a day. For a lot of us, it’s even more. While your workplace may offer ergonomic seating, many people have yet to upgrade their home office if working remotely. If you are someone who spends a lot of time at a computer, an ergonomic home office chair is critical to your health, well-being, and comfort. It allows you to get a custom fit for your body and your workstation, ensuring a correct sitting posture. Plus, it enables subtle movement that helps keep your blood flowing (including to your brain, keeping you alert!).
Why Should You Invest In An Ergonomic Chair?
By preventing harmful positions like slouching and craning your neck forward, ergonomic chairs help to reduce strain to the neck and shoulders. As a result, they also reduce back pain. Back pain is one of the most common work-related injuries and is often caused simply by sitting in an office chair! Sitting down for long periods of time places a lot of pressure on the body, especially in a poorly designed chair. Human beings are designed to move!
According to the American Chiropractic Association, up to 80% of people will suffer back pain at some point over the course of their lives. In fact, it’s one of the top reasons for a doctor’s visit. Ergonomic home office chairs can help you prevent work-related back pain – and therefore avoid a trip to the doctor.
Employers See Benefits As Well
For employers on the fence about investing in ergonomic chairs for their in-office and remote staff, consider that productivity increases 23% with ergonomic chair replacement! Switching to an ergonomic workplace also reduces errors, prevents absences, increases work quality, and boosts mood. Both employers and employees benefit from these positive changes.
What To Look For In A Home Office Chair
So what is the goal of an ergonomic home office chair? Mainly it’s to promote good posture all day long. It should support your back and arms, keep your shoulders relaxed and neck free from any strain. In addition, your thighs should be horizontal, and your feet should be flat on the floor. To accomplish these goals, your chair must have the following features at a minimum:
- Adjustable seat depth and height
- Adjustable headrest
- Back-tilt adjustments for leaning back or forward
- Adjustable armrests
We Have An Ergonomic Chair To Meet Your Needs
Here at ROSI, we have a variety of options for ergonomic home office chairs on any budget. The Offices To Go 11686B office chair is our most popular selling chair with multi-functional settings to give you an ergonomic and comfortable seat. For additional tilt adjustment, try the Zephyr chair from BioFit.
If you are looking for something more stylish and modern, check out the sleekly designed Run II or Proform series by VIA Seating. These chairs offer advanced ergonomic features with high-end finishes.
If you are overwhelmed by all of the choices in ergonomic seating, we are happy to consult with you to find you your perfect chair! Contact us today to set up a free ergonomic analysis – our experienced consultants will be able to find the right chair for you. Ask for Lindsay Ryan or Elias Ramirez when you call.