For many people at work, their chair is THEIR chair. Whether it is comfortable or not, new or ancient, people get attached to their chair. However, is a chair just a chair?
When it comes to replacing a chair, there are several factors to consider. Firstly, you need to know why the chair is being replaced. If the chair is old and broken the reason is obvious. For some companies, the chairs need to fit in with the company colours which could drive the change. However, if the chair is in good condition and just uncomfortable, it may not need replacing.
Unfortunately, many office chairs are not exactly built for comfort nor are they built to boost your operational performance. Backache is a common problem that can often be linked to how you are seated and the chair you use. However, don’t go rushing out right away and replace the chair just because you get backache from long hours using it. Soft cushions and nice leather seats sound great but there is a way to make your office chair more comfortable and ergonomic. Using additional back support such as the SOHO backrest from Ergonomicsdirect can evolve your chair and the way you sit.
A basic lumbar support cushion for a general office chair could be a wise investment to make. For many people, basic additional back support is enough. It can be as simple as the backrest just filling the gap between the chair’s backrest and your lumbar curve to provide you with better back support. If you’re serious about sitting comfortably and correct, an adjustable back support would, however be the best way forward.
A back support can be more than just a cushion. In fact, a back support cushion often loses its shape and ability to support your lumbar curve effectively fairly quickly. The choice between a static and dynamic/adjustable back support solution is very much a personal preference. A dynamic back support such as the Soho Backrest will not only have you sitting more comfortably, but also challenge you to sit with a better posture, engage your core and be more active in your chair. The height adjustable “wings” will ensure that you get the support where you need it the most. You’d be surprised how an incorrect sitting position can lead to fatigue, backache and poor work performance while being seated in a correct and dynamic way can make a significant difference to your health, comfort and productivity
It makes sense to “test drive” a back support before you make a purchase. Ergonomicsdirect is happy to arrange for you to test drive a unit for a few days to experience the benefits and make an informed decision on your purchase. Visit the showroom based in Brooklyn to view a wide range of office ergonomic product options and receive advise from one of your ergonomic product experts on how you can improve your working environment. Perhaps it’s time to invest in yourself…