I am not sure whether we came straight out of Eden, or evolved from some stone tool makers and banana tree shakers from the Lower Paleolithic, but one thing’s certain – we were not meant to sit for 8 hours a day in uncomfortable chairs. Every day we are bombarded with different healthy lifestyle tips, but if you are not able to feel your legs and hips after a long day at the office, that broccoli salad isn’t gonna magically make it all go away. A massage or two isn’t gonna do either, nothing can top the impact of the 8 hours we spend in that trap we call chair. Unless, of course, we address the root of the problem and turn to the newest invention in the world of ergonomics.
An ergonomics office chair is a chair that is not simply designed to go with the office’s style, but with the spine of your precious body. While they aren’t an eyesore, their primal goal is to offer you support. For this reason, I am not going to talk about their appearance from aesthetic point of view. However, they do have that futuristic feel about them which I am sure many of us find irresistible and cool. Back to the matter at hand, these chairs come in several different models, depending on the atmosphere in the office. Some of them are very high, almost resembling standing position, which is great because they do provide rest, however, you’ll never feel stiff again. This type of ergonomics office chair is great for a more dynamic working environment, where people do have to sit in front of the computer for long hours, but they also have several meetings a day.
Other types of ergonomic chairs look much like traditional office chairs, but, they follow the line of the human spine. This enables the user to feel completely relaxed. The muscles aren’t desperately trying to properly align the body all the time and this in turn helps the user’s neck and head feel more relaxed as well. One thing we must understand about human anatomy is that we are not separate pieces that communicate with each other from time to time. The body moves and works as a whole, therefore, it suffers as a whole. By addressing the way we spend those 8 hours a day, just because our backs hurt, we are also promoting better blood circulation and better body temperature regulation. Better circulation means more concentration, so it should go without saying that this ergonomic solution has the power to enhance the level of productivity of the user.