Sitting for long hours can cause stiffness and discomfort, especially if you work behind a desk and you do not get proper back and body support. The good news is that there are various types of ergonomic office chairs which are designed to provide support, tension relief and comfort. Consider the 3 most popular options to make the best choice for you.
The traditional ergonomic office chairs have a swivel design, a seat with adjustable height and backrest with a tilt function. The backrest is especially designed to provide lumbar support. It is curved so that it follows the contour of the spine. The backrest typically measures between 15 and 22 inches in height. This is sufficient for most people to receive optimal support.
The seat typically measures between 17 and 20 inches in width. People who require a larger seat can order a custom piece of sitting office furniture. Most models have armrests as well. These provide additional comfort by supporting your arms when you are typing on the computer.
These models come with thick padding. The seat, the backrest and the armrests are padded with memory foam which moulds to the contours of the body. In this way, you can enjoy perfect support and comfort.
The kneeling or knee ergonomic office chairs are designed to keep the body in a position which is similar to kneeling. For this, they have a seat and knee rest. When you sit down, your hips slight forward and your knees are bent. In this way, the back, neck and shoulders become perfectly aligned. When you take this posture, the weight of the body is distributed between the pelvis and the knees.
As a result, your back is relieved from the pressure which it typically bears when you are seated. You will feel comfortable even if you work for long hours. The position does not feel unnatural at all.
The saddle ergonomic office chairs get their name from their design. The seat has the shape of a horse saddle. There is no backrest. There are no armrests either. The seat is padded and its height can be adjusted. When you sit on the saddle seat, your legs drop down naturally and widen. This helps to keep your back straight. Additionally, the blood circulation in the body improves. The models with saddle seat are recommended primarily for people who have low back problems.
You can now decide on the best type of ergonomic office chair for you.