Choosing the Right Ergonomic Office Chair

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Cape Town: Working in an office typically involves spending a great deal of time sitting in an office chair – a position that adds stress to the structures in the spine. Therefore, to avoid developing or compounding back problems, it’s important to have an office chair that’s ergonomic and that supports the lower back and promotes good posture.

The quality and comfort of your office chair affects your health and productivity. With so many options, though, picking the right one for you isn’t easy. This graphic from Office Chairs Unlimited can help.

Most of the pointers are ones we’ve noted before in our guide to ergonomically optimizing your workspace: Arm rests should keep your elbows bent 90 degrees, seat height and back rest height should be adjustable, etc. The graphic lays it all out visually so you can see what you need to look for in an office chair at a glance (or even print this out and take with you when chair shopping).

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