If you spend a lot of time in your home office working at a desk or a computer, why not make the investment in your comfort with an ergonomic chair. Not only will you have fewer aches and pains in your muscles from sitting for long periods of time in an unsupportive chair, you’ll also be helping to prevent long term back problems. Here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to buying an ergonomic office chair.
As you start looking at the ergonomic chairs available on the market, you’re going to notice a wide range of styles and prices. The fact is, some of the cheap chairs really won’t benefit you all that much. They may technically qualify as ergonomic chairs, but oftentimes they’re poorly made and not all that supportive. Your best bet is to go with the best chair you can afford, which often cost $600 and up. That’s a small price to pay for your long term health, though, isn’t it?
One of the best chairs on the market is the Herman Miller Aeron. Made from cool, comfortable mesh instead of padded upholstery, you’ll stay cooler in this chair because more air can circulate around your body. You’ll also enjoy the benefits of the special lumbar cushion which can adjust up to four inches in depth to fit the curve of your lower back to perfection. This chair is also available in three different sizes, which is ideal if you are bigger or smaller than average.
Another good choice is the Humanscale Freedom chair with its advanced, self adjusting technology. Once you set it for your height and dimensions, this ergonomic office chair actually moves along with you for optimal support and less muscle strain as you sit. The Freedom chair can be ordered with either a tall or short cylinder to suit your height. Its adjustable seat depth, self reclining function and integrated headrest all add to the comfort.