Posted on 27th January 2020
The modern office is, unfortunately, encouraging people to follow a sedentary lifestyle, which will not only increase your body weight but will also damage your spine, as most chairs aren’t usually made to support your body over a long period of time.
Kneeling chairs are one of the latest fads in office design. Touting the capability to support your body all the time by reducing stress on the vertebrae, thereby reducing back pain, kneeling chairs have received praises from some experts. However, are they really that good? Before you buy a kneeling chair, here are some truths that you should know about them.
To “sit” on a kneeling chair, you will have to kneel on it. While this might shift all the pressure away from your back, meaning you might feel less back pain, the point of pressure will simply move from your back to your shins. For that reason, if you sit on these kneeling chairs for too long, your knees will start to feel sore due to the pressure applied to your shins. No one wants to walk home with a painful knee, don’t they?
Meanwhile, an ergonomic office chair will tackle the issue right at its core instead of shifting the problem to another spot. These office chairs will help you get into your natural posture and support your back through the entire day, making sure that pesky back pain won’t bother you.
In any modern office, it is extremely important to be mobile, as most departments work much closer with one another now than it was in the past. It is quite difficult to move around in a kneeling chair, as your position won’t allow you much movement. As a result, you will lag behind other colleagues who use office chairs and your productivity might take a hit.
On the other hand, office chairs offer so much more variety. If you need a chair that can move around quickly, some office chairs can give you the capability to do so very easily.
Prolonged use of kneeling chairs can be as bad as normal chairs themselves, as kneeling will impede the blood flow in your legs, especially if you choose the kneeling chairs that don’t come with a cushion or a wood frames. The only solution is to take a break every once in a while, or stand up and stretch for a little bit.
So in the end, nothing is perfect and kneeling chairs so much further from perfection. It’s true that there are certain upsides, but you will simply move from a problem to another problem. Meanwhile, office chairs have progressed so much since the last decade, and ergonomic office chairs will offer you everything you need to stay healthy and fit in a modern office. If you are looking for the best ergonomic office chair just for you, don’t hesitate to check out our range of Ergonomic chairs!