Today’s society brings people, chairs and desks closer together than ever before. Most people spend at least 8 hours at work, strapped to their chair. So, it is only natural that each worker should share a good working relationship with his/her chair. That being said, one great way for the employees to stay healthy and productive is to include ergonomic supplies in the form of chairs into the picture.
The benefits of taking care of that relationship are twofold, better health that leads to a better worker. And, here is something we can both agree on, your business will see a rise in efficiency, and your workers will be happier. Invaluable, right?
There are numerous side effects that come with improper chairs. If the above mentioned “relationship” is not good, the worker’s neck, back and hips will definitely suffer. The way workers seat on their chair influences their overall health, their overall contribution to the task at hand and the overall productivity of your business. So, investing in ergonomic supplies is more than a good idea, it’s a need that brings about many positive things. First of all, posture. Ergonomic chairs are made to improve the user’s posture. Correct posture keeps one’s body aligned and decreases the level of discomfort and pain.
Second, neck and shoulders. Chairs that have improper construction leave the neck and shoulders sore at the end of the day, and the level of discomfort is huge and at times unbearable. And I am not stopping here. Proper chair means proper support. Once your workers feel all the benefits of a proper back, spine and hip support, you will notice how much better they ‘ll feel. Their good mood will be reflected in their results and loyalty as well.
There are numerous features that make these chairs what they are – comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, durable and supportive. One thing that is very important though is the adjustability. Your workers will have the option to adjust the armrests, and the seat height as well. What makes this option so valuable is the opportunity to meet everyone’s personal preferences and needs. For additional comfort, the user can also adjust the back of the chair in order to get lumbar support exactly where needed.
The curve of the chair is supposed to follow the curve of the spine for maximum and proper back and neck support. And, lastly, the most overlooked feature of a great chair – the seat pan depth. If the seat is too deep it may cause numbness in the legs, and if it is too shallow the legs may lack support. So, make sure that there are a few inches of space left between the backs of the knees and the seat edge.