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How to Pick the Perfect Chair for Work

By Donna Stark

If you have an office job, you already know that there are a few things you need at work to make your days easier, and that's probably why you have a picture of your loved ones next to your computer, a bag of snacks in the bottom drawer of your desk, and a coffee machine that's always turned on just a few feet away from you. But don't you think you are missing something? Take a look around and then place your focus on the one thing you spend the most time in ... your chair. Is it spine-friendly?

Why You Need an Ergonomic Chair at Work

Sitting all day long can wreak havoc on your spine, and if a change isn't made with the type of chair you use, it can wreak havoc on your overall health and wellness too. Here's what you could potentially end up dealing with if you don't invest in an ergonomic chair.

  • Poor posture
  • Unnecessary stress and strain on the spine
  • Back, neck, and shoulder pain
  • Lack of proper blood flow
  • Respiratory issues
  • Decreased energy and productivity

How to Select the Right Ergonomic Chair

An ergonomic chair helps promote proper alignment and correct posture throughout the day. It also reduces the risk of pain and enhances your comfort, both of which will make the workday pass by quickly and easily. But you won't be able to receive any of these benefits if you don't know what to look for. Here's what your chair should include.

  • Height and depth adjustments
  • Backrest tilt and angle adjustments
  • Armrest adjustments
  • Lumbar support
  • Headrest
  • Swivel base
  • Casters

Less Pain, Better Days

Switching your old chair with one that is ergonomically designed is a great step toward improved work health, but that's not all you can do. Remember when you were taking a look around your workspace? Did you see anything else? Once you enter into the ergonomic world, you may be surprised by what you find. Desks, keyboards, mouse controllers ... there's an entire industry out there designing and creating things to be used at work! So, check them out and give them all a try.

See Your Chiropractor Too

Of course, you can always see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic to improve the health of your spine too! There's no better way to get your body primed and ready for the healthier experience at work than to be adjusted before you sit down in that new chair of yours!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Parma, Ohio. 

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