Today millions of people work in an environment for which the human body was not designed. This is the office. Our bodies are not well suited to the prolonged sitting and typing that many of us do all day.
This has lead to an increase in back problems and repetitive stress injuries. One solution is to become more active; to get up and stretch or walk during the day, and to go for walks or to the gym outside of the work day. Another is to arrange your workspace so that it places less strain on your body. A key component of a properly designed office space is an ergonomic chair. A traditional office swivel seat can cause bad posture and lower back pain. If you have any sort of back injury, it can be exacerbated by this position.
An ergonomic chair is designed to allow you to maintain proper posture with a minimal amount of effort. They come in all shapes and sizes, depending on what your needs are. They work by manipulating your sitting position so that your body arrangement is more natural. A kneeling stool is a well-known solution for back pain. By causing your hips to slide forward of the usually sitting position, the kneeling stool induces you to sit up straight and relieves the strain on your back muscles.
However, the kneeling stool is not the only style of ergonomic chair. Now there is fitted office seating that more closely resembles the traditional style. These include such features as adjustable lumbar support and intelligent reclining positions that are more comfortable for anyone experiencing back pain. The ability to adjust your seating position is key to ensuring a comfortable seat, as obviously not everyone shares the same body type. Various choices include the ability to adjust the head rest, the arm rests and the height. Advanced models can even be self-adjusting.
At the Ergonomic Back Store, we carry a full range of office furniture that meets all standards of design. Our top of the line HumanScale Freedom furniture offers the ultimate in workspace comfort. The productivity of you and your employees can only be decreased by uncomfortable working conditions. And lower back pain is a major cause of time off work for millions of Americans. An investment in quality office furnishings can ensure that your team works to their peak efficiency.
So when you are in the market for an ergonomic chair, be sure to visit us online at ergonomicback.com. You can browse our extensive catalog of office furnishings and therapy equipment. Do not forget to check out our tips on how to design your office for maximum productivity.