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Benefits of A Posture-Friendly Office Chair

17 May 2022

Lumbar Support, height adjustability, armrests or not - there are so many things to consider when deciding on a new office chair. How do you choose one that will help you to maintain good posture and look great in your office? When choosing a new office chair, there is one keyword that should be at the forefront of your mind - ergonomics. While traditional office furniture provided practicality and functionality, ergonomic chairs optimise comfort and posture, helping to maintain optimal position and prevent muscle strain throughout the body.

Benefits Of An Ergonomic Office Chair

Muscular issues can significantly affect our quality of life, leaving us with chronic pain, disrupting our performance at work and having a significant effect on our mental health. Once considered a luxury, an ergonomic chair is now an essential part of any office. So, what are the key benefits of a good quality ergonomic chair?

Support Good Posture

Ergonomic chairs are fully adjustable, allowing an office worker to tailor their chair to suit their individual body structure. By encouraging users to sit in the correct position, ergonomic chairs reduce unnecessary stretching and straining and reduce the risk of long-term musculoskeletal problems.

Provide Lumbar Support

An ergonomically-designed office chair will effectively support your back, helping to maintain the natural S-shape of your spine whilst you are sitting. This helps to reduce unnecessary stress and strain on your back, neck and shoulders and minimises the risk of painful and long-term back problems.

Deliver Comfort

Being comfortable at work is key, after all, you will likely spend many hours sitting at your office desk. Ergonomic office chairs are very user-friendly, providing you with plenty of adjustment options to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible.

Improve Blood Circulation

Ergonomic chairs can also have a positive effect on your blood flow. Poorly designed traditional office chairs can prevent blood from circulating properly around your body. Offer time, this can lead to a plethora of health issues, including blood clots, varicose veins and even deep vein thrombosis (DVT).  

Boost Work Productivity

Chronic pain and fatigue caused by poorly constructed office furniture can significantly hamper work productivity. Don’t underestimate how distracting muscular aches and pains can be, not to mention the need to constantly adjust your seating position. A comfortable and supportive office chair will allow you to focus your attention on the task at hand.

Improve Mental Health

Would you be surprised to find out that an uncomfortable office chair can drastically affect your mood and mental wellbeing? It's true! A report from Leeds Metropolitan University published in 2014 described a direct correlation between poor posture while sitting at an office desk and chronic and painful health conditions, which can increase the likelihood of developing mental health problems. It makes sense to imagine your physical well-being as having a direct and distinct effect on your mental well-being.

Reduce Sick Days

While investing in ergonomic furniture for your office can present a considerably large financial outlay, it is a worthwhile investment when you consider how many sick days are lost to muscular aches and pains and long-term musculoskeletal conditions. Employees should invest in the well-being of their staff, by providing office furniture that correctly supports them.

Flexispot’s Exciting Range of Ergonomic Office Chairs

1. BackSupport Office Chair BS10

If you are looking to splurge on a premium, high-quality office chair, full of nifty features, then look no further than Flexispot’s BackSupport Office Chair BS10. It boasts an adjustable and tilting headrest, modern and moveable lumbar support and multifunction handles. Its breathable mesh backrest will ensure that you stay cool and comfortable all day long. The sleek design of the BS10 will fit in with any office decor.

2. FlexiChair BackSupport Office Chair BS8

Flexispot’s FlexiChair BackSupport Office Chair BS8 is ideal for office workers who sit at their desk for prolonged periods of time. Made from a breathable and flexible material, the BS8 offers a comfortable W-shaped seat design, a swing function to provide flexibility, adjustable height and foldable armrests, allowing you to save some extra space.

3. Flexi-Chair Oka Office Chair BS9

Style and comfort, Flexispot’s Flexi-Chair Oka Office Chair BS9 has got it all! With the BS9’s lovely vibrant colour, you will be the talk of the office! Like the BS8 and BS10, the BS9 is also made from a breathable mesh material, moulded into a comfortable ergonomic design. It also has handy flip up armrests, height adjustment options and a soft high-density sponge seat.

4. Flexi-Chair BackSupport office chair BS1B

If you work long hours, finding an office chair with a back-friendly design is essential. The Flexi-Chair BackSupport office chair BS1B offers just this! It boasts a backrest with integrated lumbar support to help prevent seat fatigue and associated aches and pains. It is also fully adjustable with a breathable and abrasion-resistant seat.

5. Home Office Chair with wheels

If you are a fan of sleek and simple designs, then this office chair will be right up your street. This seat would look great whether it was in a home office, child’s bedroom, dormitory or workplace. Its ergonomic design, adjustability and dirt-resistant cushion material ensure that it is practical as well as stylish.

Closing Remarks

Choosing a good ergonomically-designed office chair is vital for all the benefits listed above. But remember, it is still important to take time to focus on how you are sitting as good posture also takes a conscious effort on your behalf.