How to Pick Out the Right Desk Chair
Here’s an astonishing statistic: on average, most office workers will spend more than 85,500 hours sitting in a chair—more than nine years! And all desk chairs are not created equally. In fact, some office chairs can actually cause permanent damage to your body. So rather than settle for the cheap chair your company might provide for you or buying an inferior office chair on sale (and keeping your chiropractor in business), let’s review how to select an office chair that’s right for you.
Ergonomic, Comfortable And Adjustable
Those are the three magic words to keep in mind while shopping for an office chair. Yes, it’s easy to be seduced by that chair that looks really cool or even by the one that’s the least expensive, but then you’re gambling with your health. And think about it—most people spend quite a bit more on their desk than a chair, but the chair is what they will be sitting in for days, weeks, months and year.
The goal is to find a chair that mitigates the negative effects of sitting—even if that means you going out an buying a chair for you to use at work. Because even if you practice the best posture in a chair, if it doesn’t “fit” your body, it won’t be comfortable and can possibly cause damage. And while a great chair won’t solve every problem associated with sitting at your desk, it can do wonders. And if you find the perfect office chair? It can actually increase your productivity and reduce the need for a chiropractor.
An office chair that is highly adjustable and ergonomic definitely costs more. But if you amortize it over time, it can cost as little as $0.40 a day. For example, if your chair costs $1,000 and you sit an average of 40 hours a week and use it for 10 years, the cost is $0.05 centers per hour or $.40 per day. And since more high-quality chairs come with long warranties and usually last 15-20 years, it’s a sound investment—especially for your health.
Which Chair Is Right For You?
The best way to find the perfect office chair to fit your body and workstyle is to go to a reputable office furniture store like Desks, Incorporated in Denver, CO. You’ll find a wide variety of high quality, ergonomic office chairs that are adjustable and comfortable. Sit in a few. Talk to a member of the Desk, Inc. team. They can help you determine which chair suits you perfectly. And since they’ve been in business since 1956 and are family owned and operated, Desks, Incorporated is a business you can trust. And remember—a great chair is a prescription for better health.