Adjustable Office Chair

Adjustable Office Chair

Office Chair Features A comfortable office chair needs to provide excellent support to the sitter’s back. This promotes good posture and ensures the long-term health of the back. The user is going to be sitting at the chair for hours at a time. The chair needs to provide good support, but it also needs to be comfortable. Make sure the office chair is well padded and has comfortable fabric. All people are different. Some people may enjoy sitting back a bit while others like to sit in a straight vertical position. Provide users with options by purchasing adjustable office chairs. Will your workers benefit from a chair that promotes motion? Consider purchasing chairs with wheels on the bottom in case workers need to move around different areas of the office. In addition, swivel office chairs further promote mobility and convenience of use. Consider purchasing chairs with adjustable arm rests. Depending on the height of the worker’s desk, the user may enjoy the ability to adjust where he rests his arms on the seat.
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Adjustable Office Chair

Many people spend 8 hours or more sitting in an office chair every day – longer than they may spend sleeping on a mattress! That's why it's important to find a chair that offers the right combination of support features to suit your needs. Selecting an ergonomic office chair can offer a range of benefits, from lumbar support for improved posture to waterfall seating designed to reduce the amount of stress on the legs. Lumbar Support The lower-back area may be particularly susceptible to the discomfort caused by sitting unsupported for hours on end. Ergonomic desk chairs with lumbar padding provide targeted support to help ease stress to this area of the body, helping you remain comfortable throughout the day. Contoured padding provides enhanced support by conforming to the natural curve of your spine. Padding While many office chairs provide padding on the seat, some provide additional padding on the arms, headrest, back and more. High-back chairs may offer extra padded support. Adjustable Height and Tilt Sitting at a proper angle and at the proper height relative to your desk is key to remaining comfortable as you work. Some ergonomic chairs offer only seat-height adjustment, while other chairs allow users to adjust the seat height and angle as well as the height and angle of the headrest, armrests and even the footrest. Armrests or No Armrests Although chairs with padded arms often provide added support and comfort, an ergonomic chair without armrests may best suit your particular needs. Consider the height of your office desk and whether a chair's arms, including the padding, will fit beneath it, and determine whether it may be more beneficial to select an arm-free chair that allows your arms to rest on your desk at a comfortable angle. + Read more – Read less
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Adjustable Office Chair

Many people spend 8 hours or more sitting in an office chair every day – longer than they may spend sleeping on a mattress! That's why it's important to find a chair that offers the right combination of support features to suit your needs. Selecting an ergonomic office chair can offer a range of benefits, from lumbar support for improved posture to waterfall seating designed to reduce the amount of stress on the legs. Lumbar Support The lower-back area may be particularly susceptible to the discomfort caused by sitting unsupported for hours on end. Ergonomic desk chairs with lumbar padding provide targeted support to help ease stress to this area of the body, helping you remain comfortable throughout the day. Contoured padding provides enhanced support by conforming to the natural curve of your spine. Padding While many office chairs provide padding on the seat, some provide additional padding on the arms, headrest, back and more. High-back chairs may offer extra padded support. Adjustable Height and Tilt Sitting at a proper angle and at the proper height relative to your desk is key to remaining comfortable as you work. Some ergonomic chairs offer only seat-height adjustment, while other chairs allow users to adjust the seat height and angle as well as the height and angle of the headrest, armrests and even the footrest. Armrests or No Armrests Although chairs with padded arms often provide added support and comfort, an ergonomic chair without armrests may best suit your particular needs. Consider the height of your office desk and whether a chair's arms, including the padding, will fit beneath it, and determine whether it may be more beneficial to select an arm-free chair that allows your arms to rest on your desk at a comfortable angle.
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Adjustable Office Chair

For optimal flexibility, the height range of the seat should include heights both slightly lower and slightly higher than your ideal setting. To give you some idea of where your seat height should be in relation to how tall you are, seated heights from 15″ – 22″ will accommodate users from 5’0″ tall to 6’4″ tall – you can use our Ergonomic Office Desk, Chair and Keyboard Height Calculator to find the correct height for you. Few chairs offer a seat height range that large, so pay careful attention to the seated height range of any chair you are considering. Many chairs offer a choice of height cylinders so the chair can be ordered with the correct height range for the individual. The seat should have pneumatic height adjustment so you can easily adjust the seat pan height while you sit on the chair. Adjusting your chair to the right seated height helps minimize stress on the knees and lumbar. You should adjust your seat so your knees are slightly lower than your hips, and so that your thighs are almost parallel to the floor and your feet are resting flat on the floor.
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Adjustable Office Chair

The armrests should, at a minimum, be height adjustable. At their lowest point they should be below thigh height so they don’t interfere with your elbow movement when they aren’t needed (ideal is height adjustable from 7.1″-10.6″ above compressed seat height). Alternatively, a swing back arm will also allow the user to move the arm out of the way when not needed. Ideally, arms should be fore-aft and width-adjustable to allow a more personalized fit. A pivoting arm is a useful feature as it will allow some users to better position the arms for support while typing.
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Adjustable Office Chair

The seat pan of a chair is properly positioned when it allows for two to four fingers to fit between the back of your knee and the front of the seat. A proper seat depth setting allows the user to sit all the way back so the user can position the curve of the seat to meet their curves when sitting back and utilize the lumber curve of the chair back. There are two ways seat depth adjustment can be done. A seat slider is a lever on the seat that allows you to slide the seat in and out while seated in the chair. A back depth adjuster is usually a knob on the chair back that moves the back in and out rather than the seat. This type of adjustment is harder to adjust while seated, may require a helper, and is better suited for a one-user chair.
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Adjustable Office Chair

Although chairs with padded arms often provide added support and comfort, an ergonomic chair without armrests may best suit your particular needs. Consider the height of your office desk and whether a chair's arms, including the padding, will fit beneath it, and determine whether it may be more beneficial to select an arm-free chair that allows your arms to rest on your desk at a comfortable angle.
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Adjustable Office Chair

The mechanism controls how the seat and back move. It includes controls that are typically levers under the seat that the user can push, pull, or twist to adjust the chair. Some models may offer more than one choice of mechanism for the same chair.
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Dynamic This type of mechanism is popular for its simplicity. When you recline, the seat will move forward and down, instead of up like a synchro-tilt. These chairs recline rather than tilt and may or may not have a tension adjustment. Those that do not offer tension adjustment are counterbalanced to the weight of the user. The back angle may lock or not lock depending on the chair. The Humanscale Freedom Chair and Steelcase Leap are two examples of chairs that offer this type of mechanism.
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The chair base should have a minimum five spoke base. Four spoke bases tend to tip over when reclining back in your chair. Quality casters will glide freely over various floor surfaces. Some chairs offer a choice beween hard floor casters, for use on tile, wood, or laminate flooring, and carpet casters, for use on carpet. Many chairs also offer the option of glides, which are flat, non-rolling feet.
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Knee-Tilt This type of mechanism will tilt/rock from just under the knee. When combined with an independently adjustable back angle, this type of mechanism can provide the maximum recline. This type of mechanism is popular on executive and conference room chairs and is less applicable to a computer user. When considering a knee-tilt, check to see if all other necessary adjustment features are included as knee-tilt mechanism often do not include seat depth adjustment, or may be missing back height and back angle adjustments. Some users may need a lower cylinder with this mechanism as the knees will end up higher than the hips when rocking. The Neutral Posture NPS8000 is available in a knee-tilt without sacrificing full ergonomic adjustability.

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