Sitting for a long period of time, whether it's in the office or at home, can lead to physical problems such as back pain, strained neck and disc damage. One of the reasons is that you have been sitting in a chair that does not fit your body. If the size of the chair does not fit your body, it may put a heavy burden on your back.
When choosing computer chair for work or relax, the best way is to have a try-out and check the dimensions carefully. Are you looking for a new office chair? Here are 4 key points you must consider!
#1 Seat Height & Seat Depth
A seat with appropriate height and size can reduce fatigue and helps maintain the correct posture. Here’s the way to find the best seat height and seat depth for yourself.
For seat height, it should be Your Height x 0.25. For example, if you are 170 cm tall, the best seat height for you is 42-43 cm. For seat depth, place your hips against the backrest while leaving approximately 5-8 cm between the back of the knees and the seat of the chair. Make sure your feet can touch the floor in any sitting posture.
#2 Adjustable Functions
Choose one that has as many adjustment functions as possible, so that you can adjust the chair according to your own body size. For example, seat slide, reclining, front-tilting, back curve adjustment, adjustable headrest, lumbar support and armrests.
#3 Softness of the Seat
If the seat is too soft and sink, it may put a strain on your lower back. Let’s check the material of the seat or try the chair in person when buying a new computer chair.
With Multiple Density Cushion, it provides softer support at the front of the seat, reducing pressure on the thighs for improved circulation; denser cushioning at the back firmly supports the hips for stability and improved posture.
#4 Headrest & Lumbar Support
A headrest can support the position of the neck and the lumbar support can provide better support for your back. It promotes a more natural posture while it’s more comfortable when relaxing.