Home » Health

Ergonomic Office Chair Styles and Types

Aug 18, 2007
There are a lot of different kinds of office chairs available these days. While many offer a unique style, it's important to choose one that will provide the proper lumbar support in order to avoid office aches and pains by the end of the day. Another thing to look for when choosing an office chair is the ability to adjust it's height and arm height, as well as its ability to swivel and move easily around the room or cubicle because of casters.

Office chairs that swivel and have casters on the bottom are referred to as task chairs. They can accommodate many different heights and weights and are great for offices where different people may be sharing a desk or space.

Executive chairs are a higher-end option, and of course are more expensive. Although similar to task chairs in the way they can be adjusted and moved, they are a bit classier (and more comfortable), featuring additional padding and the ability to recline, unlike other less expensive models.

For those who are particularly tall or heavyset, there are bigger chairs available that resemble the executive's chair, but provide larger seats and taller backrests in order to accommodate the needs of big and tall consumer better.

Guest chairs, which are usually placed on either sides of the desk, are not necessarily used for workers who will be sitting in them all day, but those who come into an office for a quick meeting or conference. They usually do not feature casters or wheels and are not adjustable in any way.

Choosing the best chair for your office is very important if you want to remain comfortable and pain free even after working long hours. In addition to the basic office and executive chairs listed above, there are a variety of ergonomic versions that help workers from slouching forward and pushing the lower back out unnaturally.

When choosing a new office chair, be sure to find one with good lumbar back support that flushes against the small of the back. This will help keep your ears, shoulders, and pelvis (hips) in alignment and a natural inward curvature to the lower spine.

There are several different types of back supports now available in today's office chairs:

Ergonomic chair.
These are sculpted with a lumbar support curvature built into the chair that should rest on your lowers back.

Adjustable back support chair.
This option may be more efficient for some offices since this type of chair features a seatback that can be lowered or raised to better fit each individual user. Portable lumbar back support features a curved cushion or lumbar roll, fitted to the seat back of an office chair that can be manually placed to fit the proper areas of the lumbar region.
About the Author
Want To Own a Website? Get Your Own Successful Buy Adsense Website Network at http://eWebCreator.com. Adsense Ready Website with eWebCreator.com
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 156
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources