Size Matters When It Comes To Selecting Your Next Office Chair
Office cubicle dwellers are often required to sit daily in their office chair for extended hours. Choosing a proper office chair that will suit your particular needs can be a challenge, but it’s important. Using a chair that does not support your body type can lead to discomfort and pain in the neck, shoulders and back.
When selecting your next office chair, it is important for you to choose a chair height and seat depth that matches your body size and type. Your feet should rest flat on the floor and there should be two to four inches of space between the backs of your knees and the chair seat. Supporting the natural curve of your lower back is also important. Sitting in an office chair that forces the curve of your spine to straighten out will leave you feeling very uncomfortable, especially when in that position for a long period of time.
It’s also very important that one takes several breaks throughout the day. It is healthy to exercise in your office cubicle or at a minimum, stand up and stretch to prevent stress on your neck, shoulders and back.
There are a wide range of office chairs to fit the body types of all individuals – including petite sizes, standard sizes and big and tall options.
Petite Office Chairs
These chairs are smaller in size than your average chair so as to accommodate users of smaller statures. Standard sizes often are not appropriate for these individuals; in contrast, petite chairs feature a shorter back height, narrower seat width and a shallower seat pan. These modifications are added so as to best accommodate petite individuals who may find themselves incredibly uncomfortable in a standard office chair.
Standard Office Chairs
These chairs typically work for most individuals, but are designed for to have a weight capacity up to 250 pounds. Generally, these standard sizes are good fits for those who fall between or at 5’4″ and 6’1″ in terms of height. Even amongst this particular size, there are many differences when it comes to which ergonomic adjustments are available.
Big and Tall Office Chairs
Big and tall chairs are designed to accommodate individuals of larger stature, including those taller than 6’1″. These chairs give roomy comfort, plush support and offer a higher weight capacity to ensure the safety of the seated user.
At ROSI Office Systems, we offer seating with exceptional comfort and style to fit any body type. And, our industry-leading warranties guarantee that you will get the most of out your furniture budget. ROSI Office Systems, Inc. has been outfitting local Houston, Austin and San Antonio businesses with ergonomic and highly functional office chairs for over twenty years. Contact us or come by the ROSI Houston showroom to see our new and used office chairs.