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Many of us spend much of our day sitting, whether that’s at work or the sofa, and it can have an effect on our posture. A little bit of slumping here and there isn’t going to do too much damage, but prolonged slouching or sitting in unsupportive chairs can have lasting effects.

Making sure your back is supported while you work behind a desk is a simple way to help posture issues, but how can it be done? The answer is ergonomic chairs.

What is an Ergonomic Chair?

Ergonomic chairs are designed to reduce the tension and stress in your body as you sit while fostering a healthy alignment. This takes a lot of pressure off your joints, helping you concentrate on your work and sit more comfortably throughout the day.

There are many benefits of ergonomic desk chairs, each helping to create a better resting position to make your work environment more comfortable and supportive. 

Fits All Body Types

Chairs need to adjust to different body types, which is why ergonomic chairs have various adjustment features. Many ergonomic chairs have a backrest specifically designed to follow the curvature of your spine, which supports and cradles your back in a way that feels natural. For instance, the Herman Miller Sayl chair is a great option for those seeking a practical and stylish seating option. Headrests are also a great feature that support your head, taking the pressure off your neck and reducing the likelihood of craning. The Humanscale Freedom chair comes with a dynamic headrest system that moves into place when reclining. 

No matter your size or body shape, an ergonomic chair can be customised to fit you. Simply adjust the seat, armrests and lumbar support to align with your body, promoting a healthier sitting position.

Keeps You Comfortable

Along with the ergonomic features these chairs have, the overall shape and design are there to help redistribute your weight, allowing for a much more pleasant sitting experience. 

Most chairs mean your body has to rely on itself to keep good posture, which can be a big ask while you are focused on your work. With an ergonomic chair, you use minimal effort to keep your spine up and shoulders set. These chairs are designed to create good posture, enabling a more natural seated position.

Helps With Focus and Productivity

This concept is quite simple: when you feel comfortable, concentrating becomes easier, leading to increased productivity. Ergonomic chairs have a range of features that provide a comfortable seating experience and can help reduce aches and pains from prolonged use. This can also help to minimise absences from any discomfort caused by poor sitting habits.

Ergonomic Chairs are Good For you

There is no denying that ergonomic furniture has many benefits to your health. Not only does it improve your daily working experience through physical comfort and improved posture, but it can greatly benefit your focus and productivity.

There are other elements that can improve your desk comfort, including replacing your office chair when wear and tear starts to show and making sure you move around throughout the day. These are important tips to consider, along with ensuring that your chair is supportive and provides ultimate comfort all day long.

To find the perfect chair, discover our complete office chair range, or get in touch with our team on 01603 722483 to learn more about what we have to offer.

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