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Why you should consider ergonomic furniture for your office

It’s no secret that office workers can lead rather sedentary existences, with extended periods of the working day spent sitting at a desk. Luckily, employers and legislators are increasingly learning of the benefits that come from utilising ergonomic furniture in offices.

Ergonomic chairs can help improve posture and prevent aches and pains at the end of a long day in the office. An effective ergonomic chair will feature a head rest and back rest and an adjustable height. A seat with a height you can adjust means you can ensure it is perfectly positioned so you sit with your feet flat on the floor. Your knees should then be at a 90 degree angle to the floor and parallel to your hips.

As they are completely adjustable and tailorable to suit your comfort needs, ergonomic chairs are also more comfortable to sit in for extended periods, making them ideal for use in offices. Supporting your head and neck is an important, yet often overlooked aspect of sitting for extended periods. An ergonomic seat provides support for your head and neck while keeping you active and able to complete all your work activities. They are also designed to fit the natural curve of the spine, reducing the risk of back pain and injury from lack of movement.

An ergonomic seat will not cure all of your office discomfort. It is also important to be aware of your posture while you are seated and to get up, stretch and walk around on a regular basis, especially if you work in front of a screen.

JS Online stock a range of ergonomic office furniture and our expert team is always on hand to help you choose the most suitable ergonomic solution for your office and your staff.

Posted by Chris Johnson on 2 January 2017