Choosing the right home office chair

An office chair or desk chair is a type of chair that is designed for use at a desk in an office. It is usually adjustable and has a set of wheels. The office chair was strategically designed to increase the productivity of employees by making it possible for them to remain sitting and yet reach a number of locations within their work area, eliminating the time and energy expended in standing. However, too much of sitting on an office chair adds stress to the structures in the spine. Therefore, to avoid developing a back problem, it’s important to have a home office chair that’s ergonomic and that supports the lower back and promotes good posture.


The things you need to consider when choosing the ideal home office chair are the seat height, seat width and depth, lumbar support, backrest and the seat material. Make sure the material on the seat of the home office chair you are selecting has enough padding to be comfortable to sit on for extended periods of time. Cloth fabrics that breathe are preferable to harder surfaces.





The armrests on your home office chair should be adjustable. They should allow the user’s arms to rest comfortably and shoulders to be relaxed. Also, the elbows and the lower arms should rest lightly, and the forearm should not be on the armrest while typing. Any style of the home office chair should easily rotate so the user can reach different areas of his or her desk without straining.

These chairs may take a little time getting used to, but typically become very comfortable over time.  The use of an ergonomic chair as a home office chair is very beneficial for some people with lower back pain or discomfort.  No matter what type of a home office chair you are using, short breaks should be taken throughout the day to improve circulation.