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Choosing the Right Office Chair

The type of chair you use when sitting in an office or at a desk, in general, can make a world of difference to your productivity and overall wellbeing. When choosing the right office chair it’s important to make sure you’re choosing one that doesn’t add stress or strain to your body, that is ergonomic, supports your lower back, spine, and supports good posture overall.

At Zen Space Desks, we offer a great range of ergonomic chairs that are fit for all purposes and can be configured to suit your body and your overall comfort. Our chairs are easy to install, easy to buy and come with a great warranty so that you can feel confident knowing we’ve got your back.

If you’re in search of ergonomic chairs for your office, study, or gaming space, we’ve gathered the most important tips so that you can find the right chair for your body.

Choosing Your Office Chair

How to Choose the Right Office Chair

Seat Height

When it comes to knowing how to choose the right office chair, it’s important to make sure that the height can be adjusted, which can be done using the adjustment lever that typically sits below the seat. This is essential in supporting your overall posture by allowing your feet to be flat on the floor, your thighs horizontal, and your arms even with the height of the desk.

Comfort & Support

Choosing the right office chair comes all the way down to the actual seat of the chair itself. The width and depth of your chair should be enough so that any user (more so yourself) can sit with your back against the backrest of the chair while allowing a 2 to 4 inch gap between the back of the knees and the seat of the chair, if the chair needs adjusting, there should be another adjustment lever for the backrest of the seat to allow for configuration to support the position of your body.

Check out our Echo Ergonomic Task Chair for an office chair with optimal lumbar support

How to Pick an Ergonomic Office Chair

Lumbar Support

When you’re choosing the right office chair you need to make sure that it offers support for your lower back. When sitting for long periods of time without any back support, the lumbar spine (the inward curve within your back) will revert to slouching, which can cause the natural curve to flatten and cause strain. With the adjustment levers that ergonomic chairs offer, you can adjust the back of your chair to suit the position of your lumbar spine, preventing the potential for added pain or strain.

Material, Swivel & Arm Rests

Although people may overlook the material of an office chair, it plays a major role in the overall comfort. You want to make sure you’re choosing a chair that has enough padding within the seat itself so that no pressure is added to your spine when sitting for long periods. The armrests of your chosen chair should be adjustable as well and should allow for you to position in a spot that allows them to rest comfortably with your shoulders feeling relaxed.

The lower part of your arms and elbows should also be resting comfortably, with your forearms sitting in line with your sides while typing.

Check out our Zeus Executive Chair for an office chair with easy adjustments or great ergonomic support.

Need an Ergonomic Office Chair?

Whether you’ve got a standing desk, adjustable desk, or a general office desk, we have chairs for all setups. If you’re looking to upgrade to an ergonomic chair, or need something for your new space, browse our range of ergonomic chairs today!

For more information or general support, contact us on (07) 3063 2143 or email us directly at sales@zenspacedesks.com.au. For queries regarding our products, you can get in touch online and we’ll get back to you!

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