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How to choose your office chair?

How to choose your office chair?

Spending time in front of your desk requires being well settled. Choosing a good quality office chair avoids back pain but also discomfort of the legs and arms. Productivity depends on it. For absolute comfort, it is therefore better to opt for an adjustable office chair at your convenience. One thing is certain: choosing an office chair shouldn't be dictated only by aesthetics.

Time to use an office chair: an essential selection criterion

The office chair must first be chosen according to the time spent in front of your computer or drawing board. If the office activity is only occasional or does not exceed two to three hours per day, a standard office chair is more than enough. On casters, it can be adjusted in height and may or may not have fixed armrests. The density of the seat must be at least 30 kg / M³. Below this, there are risks of poor irrigation in the knees as well as in the buttocks and consequently manifest discomfort in the legs. When the daily office activity exceeds three hours, it is necessary to choose an office chair adapted to its morphology. An ergonomic office chair consists of a depth-adjustable seat that allows the equipment to be adapted to the user's leg length. As for its backrest, which is also adjustable, it can also be reclined. It supports the vertebrae well, limiting the risk of lower back pain.

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What mechanism to choose for everyday office work?

To spend long hours at your desk without fatigue, the ideal is to offer an office chair capable of constantly monitoring the movements of the user's body. The comfort but also the longevity of the office chair depend on this mechanism. This allows asymmetrical movements of the seat and back, ensuring permanent contact between the body and the chair. It is indeed illusory to think that one can be comfortably installed on an absolutely rigid office chair. Certainly less expensive, the latter can not provide the same comfort as an ergonomic office chair with tilting mechanism.
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An office chair with armrests

Armrests - also called armrests - are very useful for relieving the upper body, especially the cervical vertebrae and the shoulders. After five or six hours spent in front of a computer, pains can indeed become disabling if one cannot put the forearms on armrests. It is therefore better to choose an office chair equipped with padded armrests for more comfort.
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Equipment adapted to heavy builds

People with a certain overweight have every interest in choosing an office chair adapted to their body size in order to be well settled. They will be able to devote themselves to their office activity for long hours without pain and without fatigue. They can be fitted with an ergonomic office chair with a high back ensuring permanent contact and with a self-regulating synchronous mechanism. It is according to the weight of the user that the seat and the back of the office seat tilt. This automatic function can of course be deactivated. This type of office chair is particularly suitable for an intensive office activity.
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