We’re talking office desk chairs today! Pretty interesting stuff, right?! But no really, it actually is. Did you know that the average American sits an average of 13 hours a day? That’s a lot of chair time! However, take a step back and look. Sitting is an important part of the day, and one that we cannot practically—and shouldn’t want to—eliminate. Yet, in some cases, it’s “how” we might sit, in static postures all day, and the length of time. These static postures are impacting our well-being and productivity. Let’s take a closer look at how to choose the right office chair.
First, rather than focusing on sitting as a problem, we should have a broader view. A healthy day finds a balance between sitting, standing, and walking. From body size and shape to gender and generation, each play a role in preference of each individual. Your body is unique. As a result, you need an ergonomic desk chair that easily adjusts to fit you, your preferences, and how you work.
Here are a few things to consider when choosing the right executive leather office chair:
It’s important to remember that moving helps reduce pressure on the spine, sends oxygen to your muscles, and increases blood flow to your brain. Movement is healthy and your desk chair should support your body as you move.
Reclining in your chair supports the weight of your upper body and as a result relieves some weight from your lower back. Changes in your posture help you stay comfortable and more attentive. You want to choose a chair that enables you to comfortably recline without straining your eyes, neck or arms.