With 95% of Americans under stay-at-home orders, it’s a better time than ever to dial in your home office. Even before the Coronavirus pandemic, more and more jobs were becoming remote with 4.7 million Americans working from home, according to recent statistics. In short, setting up a solid home office is a good idea.
One of the most important aspects of a good home office is a comfortable, ergonomic office chair. Dedicated office chairs are designed for hours of use and will offer a few key upgrades over a normal chair.
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Firstly, a good office chair will make you more productive. It’s easier said than done, but getting comfortable is key to getting work completed. Also, ergonomic office chairs are designed with blood flow and correct posture in mind. This means you’ll be more alert and focused while seated for long periods.
Office chairs also ensure that your body will stay as healthy as possible. We’re now learning that sitting can be quite unhealthy, but correct posture and back support with a good chair can minimize the dangerous effects of sitting all day. The right chair will lead to fewer circulation issues and back problems down the road – saving pain as well as money spent on medical bills.
What to Know Before Buying an Office Chair
Not all office chairs are made equal. Besides overall quality, there are a few varieties of chairs and some key features to look for when shopping for a new office chair.
Ergonomics: As mentioned, most office chairs are a major upgrade over regular house chairs in terms of ergonomics. However, some simply do it better. Nicer chairs have usually undergone testing to produce a shape that improves posture – no matter your body type.
Adjustability: Everyone is shaped differently, but most chairs don’t take this into account. A good office chair will provide an array of adjustable features including customizable armrests, height and recline, to achieve the ideal position.
Style: The main goal of an office chair is comfort and productivity, but style should not be forgotten in the process. This is doubly true if you’re buying something for your home office, as you don’t want to hamper a carefully-considered home decor vibe with an ugly chair.
Chair Type: Today, there are several kinds of office chairs, including stools, seats with headrests, classic chairs and more design-oriented chairs. We’ve selected multiple options, but think about how you work best. Some people prefer a core-engaging stool while others need to be fully supported to focus on the work at hand.
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