Posted on 8th May 2019
One of the first pieces of furniture that a designer will change when a company wants to go ergonomic is the chair. Because this is the piece of furniture that directly influences your sitting posture. It is the most essential piece of furniture in the office and changing it will drastically affect your health as well as your productivity.
Among the most famous offers at the moment are ergonomic stools, chairs, and kneeling chairs. These tools are widely available in ergonomic stores across the country. But how do you differentiate these ergonomic tools from one another? How do you know which one is the best one for you? This article will help you to find out.
Ergonomic stools are probably the most famous, and the most affordable, choice in the line. When you sit on an ergonomic stool, you will sit in an upright position. This is the best position for your spine, and sitting in this position in a prolonged period of time will not put too much strain on your skeleton, preventing any adverse effect on your skeletal system. These stools are also quite compact, as you can carry them anywhere. They are a great choice for people who are active around the office, or for workers who only sit for a few hours.
Ergonomic chairs are those that follow traditional chair design with some ergonomic tweaks to make sure that the chair fits perfectly the person sitting on it. Personalised adjustments like seat depth, backrest tilt and armrest height, etc, not only provide optimal comfort, but also the ultimate support that allows you to sit for hours without feeling much discomfort. They are also designed to fit certain tasks, so they are perfect for office workers who have specialised tasks that don’t require them to move much.
Kneeling chairs are chairs that are specifically marketed to people with unique specialisations that would require them to work while kneeling, a good example of which would be a mechanic. The kneeling chairs will allow these professionals to work at low altitude that needs help with correcting their posture. For some office workers, the kneeling chairs could also be a passable choice because when you kneel, your body will be kept at its natural upright position. However, prolonged sitting will put lots of strain on your knees. Therefore, this kind of chair is highly not recommended for those who sit at a desk for a long period of time.
Ergonomic chairs offer you a wide variety of benefits, be it for your health or for your productivity. However, to fully realise their potentials, you will have to know which one will be the perfect one for you. Otherwise, the chairs might even cause some troublesome consequences.
Back2 has over thirty years of experience in healthy workstations. We highly trained and friendly staff that can guide and assist in what would best suit your needs. For more information, please contact us at 020 7935 0351 to receive personalised consultation.