The term “ergonomic” can be defined as providing comfort and efficiency in the workplace. What does this mean when it comes to seating? It means you are comfortable, supported and seated with ideal postural alignment so that you can better attend to important tasks at hand.
An “ergonomic chair” often bends and curves to your body to ensure that you’re seated with your ankles, knees, and hip joints bent to a 90 degree angle. The chair will be height adjustable so that it can meet the needs of any user, with feet planted firmly on the floor and a computer screen or monitor resting at eye level. This prevents unwanted slouching and leaning over a desk, and promotes long term benefits to your joints and overall posture. Arm rests will also be adjustable so that arms rest comfortably at each side, discouraging incorrect positioning of the shoulder joint.
The next time you’re in the market for a new office chair, keep these items in mind so that you can find the perfect, supportive, and efficient chair to get the job done!