The average office employee spends a large part of the day sitting at a desk, and while taking frequent breaks helps to minimize the impact of staying seated all day, it is equally important to have an ergonomic and correctly adjusted office chair for all the hours spent sitting down.
For those sitting in uncomfortable or ill-fitted office chairs, the short and long term effects of this can take a heavy toll and lead to Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). But there’s good news for businesses whose work environments lack sound ergonomic practices: improvements are often easy, relatively inexpensive, and will definitely pay off in the long run.
Three of the main benefits of having a properly fitted ergonomic chair:
- Increased health & comfort:
Adjustable features on ergonomic chairs help to customize a chair to fit the user. Positioning the seat and arm rests at the right height and distance from the desk will greatly minimize the potential of developing MSDs.
- Increased productivity:
An ergonomic chair enables the user to adjust their seating for activities at their desk, allowing for overall better accessibility around the workstation including better reach and less exertion. This will help improve overall satisfaction and minimize frustration and fatigue as a result of having improper tools to perform a job function.
- Reduced risk of injury:
A properly fitted ergonomic chair can improve overall posture and lower the risks of MSDs. This can also help to minimize the costs to employers for lost employee time due to work related injuries.
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