To do a good job, you must first sharpen your tools. This is a truth that many people understand. For office workers who sit in front of a computer all day, they most need a good office chair. Ordinary business people or employees will be surprised if they want to determine the time they spend on office chairs. Calculated at 40 hours per week, they will accumulate approximately 1,900 hours per year. Multiply by the average number of years a person has worked, and it is easy to see that a person spends most of his life in an office chair.

Despite this calculation, the money to buy a table is often more than the money to buy a chair. The same is true for home office settings. Some people spend more time in front of the computer than sleep. It only makes sense to have a comfortable and supportive office chair in the office and at home.

We usually choose to build an ergonomic office chair. The field of ergonomics focuses on how to design furniture and objects to complement the human body and create a safe working environment.

Therefore, the ergonomic chair aims to find a way to solve the body pain and strain caused by long-term use of the standard chair. It is a chair designed to best support the body when sitting at a desk. It considers posture, back support, weight distribution, comfort and movement. The ergonomic office chair will have multiple adjustable parts, so it is uniquely suitable for each user, and each user can sit comfortably while working.

On the other hand, a bad office chair can cause back strains, leg problems and carpal tunnels, all of which can lead to wasted working time and lead to a sharp drop in productivity. Therefore, instead of losing money due to employee absences, it is better to spend money to buy a good office chair that can promote back health and prevent employees from being absent from work due to injury. The cost of the chair is not just made up by fewer absences.

Pay attention to the following points when buying a new chair:

  • The backrest should be adjustable and conform to the shape of the spine. It should also support the curve of the lower back.

  • Your feet should rest comfortably and flat on the floor. If not, please adjust the height of the chair or add footrests.

  • The armrests should be close to the body to relax the shoulders. The height of the arm should be adjustable and match the height of the table. This will prevent shoulder strain. The back of the chair should be in the middle of the shoulder blades to provide adequate support, preferably above the shoulders.

  • When looking forward in a sitting position, you should see the center of the computer screen.

  • The seat of the chair should be long enough to place two or three fingers between the chair and the knee.

  • If possible, the cushion should be memory foam. Other cushions wear out quickly, making the chair uncomfortable. Avoid sealed synthetic materials. The seat fabric is comfortable and breathable, and the leather is easy to clean.

  • Make sure that the seat cushion is made of high-quality foam. In most ergonomic chairs, insufficient filling and poor foam quality can cause hip misalignment, imbalance, back pain, fatigue, and discomfort.

  • The mesh backrest keeps the user cool by keeping the air flowing, and comfortably contours the body while distributing the weight to a large area.

  • Wheeled office chairs provide you with valuable convenience, whether you are walking around your desk or eager to consult a colleague. In addition, many swivel office chairs allow you to open the seat, thereby changing the direction you face. When you don’t want to move in these ways, you can usually “lock” the seat in place to maintain stability.

In short, finding the right chair that is comfortable and free from stress and injury is very important for employees who are happy, healthy, efficient and do not get sick due to back injuries.