Good back support starts from the office chair. However, even with a good chair, you may not be getting the optimum back support. As you spend long hours sitting on the office chair, the way or position of your seating determines how much back support you get.
Here are 6 tips to getting the proper back support from your office chair.
- If you site at the right height, both your back and the legs get the support they need. Your legs should be at a right angle when your feet are flat on the floor. Do you share the office chair with other people? With an adjustable height seat, people of all heights can site comfortably.
- It does not matter if you are short or tall. With a seat that has adjustable depth or backrest with adjustable height, you can try out different depths and heights and get exactly the support your legs and back need.
- A chair with tilt function makes it easy to change sitting position, regardless of whether the tilt function is in the seat or the backrest – or in both places. Locked position or comfortable resistance? Adjust the tilt tension to suit your movements and your weight. The right setting increases both stability and the support your get when you tilt forward or backwards.
- The small part of the back is where we usually feel the first onset of tiredness. An office chair built-in with lumbar support gives you support and relieves pressure on your back.
- Armrests reduce the strain on both your arms and shoulders. If the armrests are adjustable, it is even easier to reduce the strain, regardless of how tall or short you are. Have the armrests at approximately the same height as the desk top for maximum support.
- If you have been sitting at your desk for some time, it may feel nice to lean back and change your position for a moment. With a headrest on your office chair, your head and neck also get a little well-deserved relaxation.
Office chair back support is probably the biggest preventing tiredness and bad backs. A great day at work starts with the right back support from your office chair.