If you work in an office (like many Americans) chances are you spend the majority of your day sitting in an office chair. Spending too much time sitting in an office chair, however, eventually takes its toll on your body. Uncomfortable and poorly-designed chairs can impact your blood circulation, give you sore muscles, and lead to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome. However, the time you spend in your chair is usually inevitable – which is why it’s so important that your chair be ergonomic. Keep reading to discover five important features that all good office chairs must have!
What to Look for in an Office Chair
- Enough space for the hips and thighs
Make sure you’re choosing a chair with ample cushioning so you don’t have any pinched nerves, which can lead to impaired blood circulation, soreness, and numbness.
- Firm, contoured backs
Good chairs will be designed to support your lower, middle, and upper back. One of the most common problems caused by office chairs is back pain. Sufficient support for the muscles of the back and spine will prevent soreness from occurring.
- Adjustable in height
Look for chairs with adjustable backrests that allow their user to lean back and rest their neck when necessary. You should also be able to adjust the chair so your feet rest comfortable on the ground, if you’re shorter in height.
- Adjustable armrests
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be prevented by providing employees with office chairs that give their arms enough support. If there is repetitive stress on the arms, the nerves of the wrists can be pinched, causing debilitating pain.
- Five-point tip base
If you recline your chair for a bit to rest your back and neck, you don’t want to have to worry about your chair toppling over! Make sure to pick a chair with a five-point tip base to prevent falling and causing yourself injury.
American Design Associates, Inc.
American Design Associates, Inc. is a Contract Furniture Dealer and Design Firm located in Towson, Maryland. We proudly consider ourselves a “Dream Team” comprised of experienced project managers, interior designers, service technicians and an outstanding customer support team. We service clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region including Maryland, DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and beyond. We have the resources and the know how to provide the best solution for all of your business needs.
Call American Design Associates today at (410) 823-5500 or contact us on our website or pay us a visit today. We want to help you stay organized in the office.