There are some online stores that will rent you ergonomic chairs and other expensive ergonomic equipment; you can try a chair for a month before deciding if you want to buy it and if you decide to keep the chair, the stores will apply the rental price toward the total cost. This may be a good deal if you want an expensive Aeron chair but need to know if it is the best mesh chair for you. Whenever you see the designation ergonomically designed, find out if it’s truly an ergonomic chair or just a marketing ploy. Other ergonomic products you can buy cheaply enough include: document holders, ergonomic workstations, telephone mounts, ergonomic keyboards and mouse devices, footrests and speaker stands.
The danger lies in believing you are ergonomic, just because you have bought an ergonomic chair. Sadly this is not the case, because a chair alone will not make you ergonomic. Yes, I have also fallen into the trap of calling chairs ”ergonomic”. But I need to target the right audience of customers, who want to take care of their skeletal joints, for also buying my chairs. I am now providing you with the real truth about ’ergonomics’.
For business owners, ergonomic comfort is very important to help keep employees alert and less likely to develop lumbar and other back and neck pains resulting in sick days. If you are going to buy just one chair make sure to ask for a business discount. If you’re buying more than one chair you should be able to get a multiple chair discount. Just ask. If you want an ergonomic executive office chair it usually has an adjustable headrest or neck rest. If you want an industrial chair it should have the durability for long-lasting use on a plant or manufacturing floor.
The seat pan is the component of the chair that supports the majority of the weight of the user. Height adjustment pneumatic levers or also called gas lifts adjust seating height while in the chair. Three or four of your fingers should fit between the seat pan’s front edge and the back of the knees. Use an ergonomic chair with casters and a 5-point base to ease movement and minimize possible tipping over. Your weight should be evenly distributed on the chair seat so look for a rounded or waterfall edge at the front of the seat, which prevents the seat from catching behind the knees and cutting off the circulation. Both home and office ergonomics are important because we spend a lot more hours when we work at the office or home office and then using the computer at home for other reasons. So be sure to use an ergonomic computer chair.
Armrests alleviate pressure on the back but can interfere with some lower desks. Tilt adjustments are preferred by most people to allow for a forward working or reclined posture. Almost all ergonomic task chairs come with a hydraulic seat height adjustment, which is probably the single most important adjustment mechanism on the chair. Three or four of your fingers should fit between the seat pan’s front edge and the back of the knees. The seat should always extend at least one inch from either side of the hips for optimum comfort because insufficient hip room can make you sit too far forward and not get enough support for the thighs. Adequate lumbar support is the most crucial element of the backrest.