best chairs for back pain

WATERCOOLER CHAT: Best Office Chairs For Back Pain Relief

Finding the best chairs for back pain relief is a quest for many people who sit most of their workday. While many office seating companies claim to have lumbar support, they almost always lack in this area. 

One size does not fit all. It’s important to note that most of our team has tried some of these, not all. But please ask us about any concerns you have and we will find an answer for you. There is no way you could ever know everything about a chair, good or bad, without sitting in it first hand. 

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choosing office furniture

WATER COOLER CHAT: Tips for Choosing Office Furniture

Choosing office furniture is a significant part of your business journey. A typical office workday still involves the majority of time spent in front of a computer, sitting in a chair behind a desk. In today’s mobile office environment, workers are telecommuting, working remotely and adjusting time spent in the office environment. Creating an agile workspace that allows for all types of workflows will give you more bang for your buck when selecting office furnishings.

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new office chair

5 Signs You Need A New Office Chair

When was the last time you had a new office chair? Most of us take for granted that the chair we are sitting in all day behind the computer is built for comfort. It is, but that comfort is just not the same for each individual. Adults working full-time in the US work an average of 47 hours per week. In fact, 39% of those polled reported working more than 50 hours per week. Which suggests that almost 40% of US full-time workers are putting in close to 2,500 hours at work per year. Sitting in the same chair, that may be several years old, for most of the day!

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ergonomic furnishings

Can Ergonomic Chairs and Desks Raise Your Productivity?

Sedentary work can take a huge toll on your spine, compressing disks and decreasing circulation. Likewise, hours of repetitive motion with a traditional mouse and keyboard can lead to painful situations. With ergonomic office furnishings you can create a workspace that will provide a more stable environment for your back, neck, shoulders and wrists. Improving your posture through transitional seating, desks and electronics can increase your productivity and comfort level.

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ergonomic office furniture

Saving Money Through Ergonomics

Ergonomic office furniture and accessories are good for your company’s bottom line. When two designers working in the middle half of the 20th century pioneered the science of ergonomics, governments and companies quickly lined up to adopt their products. Neils Diffrient and Henry Dreyfuss had hit upon a revolutionary concept – that tools should fit the form of human motion and not the other way around.(1) Governments and major companies agreed and quickly adopted these new ergonomic products for mission critical applications like chairs for submarines, tractors and commercial airlines.(1) Maybe these large institutions were compelled to purchase ergonomic based on their access to studies about the types of injury workers sustain over long periods of time. After all, these governments and large companies are familiar with implementing pensions and accommodating workers comp claims over decades, and not just the couple of hours or so it takes to pick a chair.

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