In this modern and technology-centered world, the average worker is spending more and more time at work, crunching numbers, working at computers and perhaps most importantly, just trying to get ahead in a tough economy. This means that workers are also spending more and more time sitting in poorly designed chairs, which can have negative health effects if not given the proper attention.
Office chairs, despite the amount of hours we spend sitting in them, do not seem to get the attention they deserve. The experts at Sitbetter.com specialize in finding and selling chairs that are well designed and comfortable for extended hours spent at the office. The Verte chair is one example and is specially designed for those with chronic back pain. As an executive ergonomic chair, it allows the sitter to customize the amount of pressure at eleven different points of contact. Unsurprisingly, the chair itself is considered a medically approved necessity for back pain sufferers, sometimes even covered by insurance providers.
An office worker may think that by asking for a more comfortable chair, they are being difficult or not being a team player. On the contrary, working in the right kind of chair can make you more productive, thereby making you more of an asset to your company.
The following are some things to look for:
Is the chair a one-size-fits-all model, or can you adjust it to your comfort?
Does it recline and swivel so that you can be active at your desk throughout the day?
- Design and Aesthetic
This is important, as no one wants to sit in an unattractive chair. Elements such as color, size and overall shape can affect the look of your office as a whole.
- Level of Support
If you’re not a chronic back pain sufferer, and are just looking for a chair to prevent any deterioration of your health, a medically approved chair with a high level of support may too much for you. Make sure you choose a chair that doesn’t provide too much support to an already healthy back.
Overall, it’s important not to underestimate the importance of a quality chair to maintain a healthy back.
How do you make a leather office chair ergonomic? It’s a tricky endeavor, and probably one you shouldn’t worry too much about trying to accomplish. We have some nice options available here, if you want to take a gander…There are some leather office chairs that have actual adjustable lumbar supports, we have a few, and you can most likely find these with a knee tilt mechanism too. If you can get a leather office chair with these components, that is probably the most ergonomic you are going to get with a leather chair. It’s not that they are mutually exclusive attributes, ergonomics and leather chairs, but its just that the design of them hasn’t caught up to include the ergonomics craze that has been sweeping the furniture world for the past five years or so.
Of course, you can also go for the ultra ergonomic Humanscale Freedom Chair, which is available in leather, and even though their ergonomic principles aren’t the standard run of the mill, they are true and sound to proper ergonomic thought. Or alternateively, you can opt for the the chair Sigourny Weaver would probably try to kill, the Verte chair (you know, because it looks like an alien…ha-ha very funny…). But other than these, I wouldn’t stress about making your conference room wholly ergonomic. Just make it comfortable. And the same goes if you are set on getting a good, plush leather chair for your office…you can always get part of the ergonomics from a keybard tray and monitor arm. Again, here are some ergonomic leather chair options, in case you want to look.