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6 Ergonomic Chairs that will Improve your Office Health

Farhan Malik

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Office chair styles have made fantastic strides forward in recent years. Modern office chairs have reliability, style, comfort, and most importantly, ergonomics all rolled into one.

Ergonomic office chairs are defined as chairs with a high level of adjustability to cater to different people and sitting positions. The lumbar support, 3D armrests, backrest and materials are all designed to prevent musculoskeletal pain.

We take a look at some of the most ergonomic chairs in 2019 that boost your health as you sit for long hours at the office.

Sayl Chair

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With its mesh back, industrial designer Yves Behar designed the Saly for the office of today and the future. Born in San Francisco, Behar’s inspiration for the chair comes from the Golden Gate Bridge.

The cutting edge chair is uncluttered, simple and yet durable – just like the bridge. It caters for weights up to 159kg. You can stretch and move in all directions with the 3D Intelligent suspension back ensuring comfort for your spine.

TreeHugger calls the Sayl a fantastic chair that is “The Best for the Most for the Least,” referring to the highly sustainable materials and ergonomic features of the chair.

Flexa Ergonomic Office Chair

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This office chair by Flexa will satisfy your 8 – 6 office hour needs. The chair has a nice nylon mesh back to ensure you don’t get hot and sweaty. No numb, aching backsides for you as the sponge cushion is comfortable and fits your sitting position hour after hour.

With its heavy-duty metal base and flip-up arms that go from 90-180°, this BIFMA tested chair with its excellent lumbar support is solid and stable and can cater for weights of up to 250 pounds.

Steelcase Gesture Chair

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An important characteristic of any ergonomic office chair is the back support it provides. The Steelcase Gesture not only offers supreme comfort and back support by conforming to a person’s back, it adds a touch of style and class to your working environment.

You’ll be able to put in many hours of work and remain pain-free hour after hour. For people with back issues, the LiveBack technology in the Gesture chair automatically conforms to the shape of your back regardless of your posture. Ergonomic Trends names the Gesture chair as one of the best for people with back pain.

Hundreds of participants took part in the Steecase Gesture’s design, and this includes 27 ergonomics scientists. It comes with amazing warranty too – some parts get a lifetime warranty and others get 12 years. The chair has a 400-pound weight capacity.

Knoll Regeneration Chair

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The Regeneraton Chair by Knoll represents the pinnacle of ergonomic chairs. Wired Magazine calls the Knoll the “Most Comfortable Chair” they’ve tried.

The ventilated, breathable mesh back allows air to circulate on hot days.This keeps you cool in terms of temperature and stress levels. You can take your pick from the mid-back or high back option.

The chair has a waterfall seat design to ensure circulation in the legs. The armrests can flip-up for when you don’t need them. There is seat height adjustment as well as tilt tension for reclining purposes. You can also lock this task office chair in the position you like.

Killabee Gaming Chair

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The Killabee ergonomic gaming chair is designed for comfort for both work and during long gaming sessions.

There’ll be no stiff muscles for you because the chair has a USB-powered electric massager found in the lumbar cushion. Scientific studies reveal that regular chair massage actually decreases musculoskeletal pain. You can be sure your stress levels will be relieved too.

There is the 90 – 155° adjustable tilt locking mechanism and the armrests can be adjusted up and down and left and right. The retractable footrest is just another reason this gaming chair for your home office is a must.

The seat, lined with memory foam and covered with PU leather is all about comfort and it conforms to the natural shape of the body. The chair is sturdy enough to support weights of up to 350 pounds.

Haworth Zody Chair

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Enjoy sleek design in an ergonomic form with the Haworth Zody chair. With built-in lumbar support and breathable mesh fabric, you won’t even realize you’ve put in 8 hours of work already at the end of the day. 

Functional and good to look at, the chair has an upholstered seat made of nylon fabric.The pneumatic gas lift system allows you to adjust the seat height as you like. The fixed arms also provide comfortable support for your arms and assist you to glide across the floor with the durable wheel casters.

Improving your Health through Technology

The modern ergonomic office chair is designed to support your body through a full day of work, and then some. For those of us that often feel neck or back pain at the end of a long day, a good office chair will go a long way in addressing these issues.