Ergonomic chairs are designed to help your body stay as healthy as possible while sitting. A chair that provides correct seating posture and encourages good body mechanics and alignment will reduce or eliminate the risks associated with chronic back pain and lower spine pain. Good ergonomic chairs can also help you avoid the discomfort associated with bad sitting posture, and poor posture, which can lead to a sore neck and shoulder muscles. This article discusses the basics of what an ergonomic chair is, how they work and which ones are best for back pain and posture problems.
Ergonomic office chairs were originally created to help office workers sit in a relaxed state of concentration for long hours without feeling tired or stressed out. Good ergonomic chairs are designed to tilt forward, so that when you sit on the chair, the back of the chair should be able to tilt forward, towards your body. This will encourage the correct positioning of the lower pelvic bone, which helps to keep the lower spine in a neutral, elongated position. A tilt mechanism may also be used, to prevent the chair from tilting backwards. Anterior pelvic tilt is a common posture problem which affect nearly everyone who sit for long hours, and that is why it’s important to maintain the low pelvic bone in a neutral, elongated position, with 80-degree angles at the waist, legs, and ankles.
Office workers spend more than 8 hours per day working in front of a computer, making it important that the body is as comfortable and relaxed as possible. Ergonomic office chairs are designed to be comfortable and supportive, providing the user with a wide array of options to choose from. Ergonomic chairs often come with a variety of features to make working more comfortable, including the seat, back and arm adjustments, gel or memory foam mattresses, adjustable backrests, built-in foot rests, an adjustable lumbar support, and plenty of built-in cup holders and other features that provide the user with extra comfort.
Some ergonomic chairs come with a seat depth adjuster feature. This is especially useful for people who sit for long periods of time. Seat depth adjusters can be used with specific types of seats, providing a high level of customisability, making it possible to find the best fit for each individual. Some ergonomic chairs have foot rests which can be adjusted to help prevent pressure sores. Extra support can be added to the arms by using the arm rests.
Waffle frame ergonomic chairs are typically curved or fan-style, and are particularly suitable for drafting chairs. They were originally designed to provide extra support to the shoulders while holding a pen. Today, many businesses, such as call centers, offices, hospitals, and schools, use them, as they provide a highly comfortable seating option for their staff.
Of course, all of these chairs are designed to improve your posture, but they can also have health benefits, as well. Sitting in an ergonomic chair for long hours can help you avoid the development of carpal tunnel syndrome and osteoporosis. They can also help you avoid serious health problems, such as lower back pain and even heart disease. By sitting in one of these chairs for long hours every day, you can dramatically improve your posture, your health, and your well-being.