What is a good (ergonomic) office chair? That is the main question in this blog item. The office chair is by far the most important office furniture. A good chair gives employees a pleasant place to work and ensures a more productive and healthier working posture. When a person sits comfortably, then they work better, longer and with more pleasure.
When choosing a new office chair, it is important to know the following things; sitting time, type of work and the physique of the user.
- Sitting time: the longer someone sits, the more comfortable the chair should be and the mechanism must provide dynamism. There are office chairs with a recommended sitting time of 3 to 5 hours and professional chairs on which someone is able to sit for more than 8 hours.
- Type of work: the more precise and specific the work, the more adjustment functions are required to sit properly
- User physique: the chair must be adaptable to the weight and length of the user.
Price is an important factor in determining the right office chair. The price is always related to the quality of a product. It is therefore important that a chair feels solid. Also check whether the mechanism is made of metal or plastic. A plastic mechanism will break down much faster than a metal one, this is due to the weight of the seat.
In addition to the quality of the mechanism, it is also important that the fabric has the right quality. The quality of the fabric can be measured by looking at the number of revs of the martin dale test. It is also important that the pillow underneath the fabric also has the right quality. Otherwise, the user will be sitting on a wooden board in no time.
It must be possible to rotate the backrest backward to allow the user to sit back more than 90 degrees. The best chairs allow movement of the back and adapt to the movements of the user. Choose an office chair with a backrest that is wide enough for the back and at least provides good support for the middle of the back (which means that it should at least reach the shoulder blades).
When sitting behind the desk, it is important that the body has a natural posture. With adjustable armrest, the user is able to put the arms at a 90-degree angle on the desk which not only feels natural, but will also be experienced as much more comfortable. Therefore, make sure that the armrests are adjustable to the arms.
The best choice is a chair that allows the user to adjust the height of the chair as the user sits down. The knees should make a 90-degree angle when resting your feet on the ground, this is the right position.
When choosing the right chair, it is also important to pay attention to the wheels under the chair. Not all types of wheels are suitable for every surface. Therefore, go for multifunctional castors, so that the chair can be used optimally.
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