Now that we’re working from home for a more permanent duration it’s important to make your space the best it can be!
One of the most essential elements for making your office space healthier and more functional is having a comfortable chair. Here is a checklist of what to consider when searching for your WFH chair. There is a lot to keep in mind when finding the right fit for you, here are some examples of what I’ve used in the past that just don’t work for me anymore:
- Ghost chair is too narrow in the back
- Pink chair is too snug
- Dining chair is too soft
Here is what you should be looking for:
- Back Height- an office chair with a headrest can help reduce stress on the neck and shoulders
- Material – Mesh back chairs offer a breathable feel, keeping your back nicely ventilated
- Functions – Tilt back in a “slightly reclined” posture which may help in protecting your spine while sitting at your desk
- Seat size – look out for seat dimensions, you don’t want to pick a seat that’s too narrow, and you could feel constrained on a daily basis.
To get you started on your search for the perfect chair, check out Staples Dexley Mesh Task Chair.
The ability to modify the seat height of your office desk chair can be essential to keeping you comfortable even during long hours. Ideally, your seat should be adjusted so that your thighs are roughly level with your hips (or slightly lower than them), limiting the risk of hip and back strain.
To use an armrest or not is the real question. Generally, experts recommend positioning your arms so that your wrists are roughly level with your keyboard. Mobility swivel office chairs allow you to pivot in your seat, so you can shift the direction you’re facing, and the wheels can be really useful for getting up.
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