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Ergonomic Chairs Enhance Comfort and Productivity

Jul 10, 2008
An ergonomic computer chair is one that is designed to support the user in areas a standard chair just doesn't cover. The standard computer chairs we are all used to, whether it is at home, work or school, are not manufactured with comfort and body posture in mind. This is a major flaw in the way we as people work on a daily basis.

As I'm sure you are probably familiar with, after sitting in a regular computer chair for an extended period of time you begin to feel strain and discomfort in various parts of your body. This is due to the lack of support these standard chairs provide. They usually have limited adjustability and do not accommodate for the different sizes and shapes of the people sitting in the chair. A computer chair should be your friend and should not cause you pain.

If you want to escape the limitations and discomforts of standard computer chairs you need to invest in a high quality ergonomic chair. A good ergonomic computer chair will allow you to adjust various aspects of it to fit the chair to your personal size and shape. This includes an adjustable seat height (up and down), seat tilt (forward and backward), back tilt and lumbar adjustment, and adjustable chair arms. All aspects of the chair should be customizable to your body. The chair should also allow for anyone besides you to sit in it and adjust all of the settings for their body size and shape fairly quickly and easily.

Ergonomic chairs are manufactured in a variety of styles and shapes. You can find ergonomic task chairs designed for light or heavy computer use, ergonomic office chairs for light computer use and long periods of sitting down (like at meetings), and ergonomic stools for those involved in graphic arts or who just don't have the room necessary for a standard ergonomic chair. There surely is an ergonomic chair available to fit each and every person who sits for a good part of their day. All of the styles, colors and materials you find on standard chairs are now available on ergonomic chairs also because of the growing demand.

Your back is one of the most important parts of your body, isn't it time you started to treat it right? A good ergonomic chair will help relieve back and neck strain from extended periods of sitting and will provide years of comfort and enhanced productivity.
About the Author
Steve Lott is an ergonomics specialist with a focus on ergonomic chairs and computer furniture made by high-end brands like Humanscale and Herman Miller.
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