Can a New Office Chair Improve Your Health?

According to Forbes Magazine, the normal office worker sits for 15 hours every single day. This includes both time at the office, which totals up to nearly eight hours, minus a handful of trips to the bathroom or walking to meetings. It includes commuting to work and home, nearly another hour combined for the round trip. But it also includes a surprising amount of sitting during downtime. This much sitting causes increasing health troubles, a significant problem for the four in five Americans who sit constantly for their jobs.

While everyone knows that office worker who's constantly bouncing up to go to the copier or the bathroom, the best thing you can do for people's health if you are a buyer of office equipment, is first to purchase sit/stand equipment to replace sit-only equipment, and the office furniture store also has an ergonomic chair for them.

Back Pain

Good office chairs, like staple designs Steelcase Leap and Herman Miller Aeron, offer lumbar support designs that cradle the user's back, making it much easier to sit in them for hours on end. The Leap and Aeron are staples of both new and used office furniture stores, with used examples still having years or decades of life left on them and being quite attractively priced, comparably to brand-new examples of budget-brand chairs.

Postural Issues

Low-quality office chairs tend to create back issues by putting pressure on awkward parts of the back, pushing your posture off. They force you to either crane your neck or hunch to see your monitor, creating neck pain. Look at an office furniture store to find high-quality chairs to “test-drive” to see which one works best for you.

Improving Blood Circulation

One of the benefits of a better chair is improvements in blood circulation due to the person's posture being less cramped or hunched. A good chair will allow the legs to be at a 90-degree angle to the rest of the body. As a result, the sitter won't feel their legs tingle or go numb and will have better posture for their workday. Poor posture and circulation can lead to blood clots in the legs, a dangerous health condition.

A good chair makes physical discomfort go away for many workers. Your company's productivity can be improved with better attendance, with quality chairs from an office furniture store. Call us today to find out more!

Posted March 7th, 2023