Article last updated on: 24. 03. 2023.
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Six steps to correctly adjust your office chair.
The best way to avoid neck and back problems is by making sure you’re sitting correctly in your office chair. A good quality product will help, but it’s only as effective if the adjustments have been made accurately!
1. Seat height – what to consider?
When adjusting the seat height of your office chair, it can be tempting to set them too low. This is a big mistake! As a result, you will experience more significant strains from sitting for long periods, which could lead to back pain and tension headaches. To keep ergonomically while working, sit up straight so that no painful muscle pulls when slowly lowering yourself all day long (or just after hours).
2. Adjusting the seat, seat depth and seat tilt correctly
Make sure you use it to get the most out of your chair. Slope away from a straight back and keep constant contact between yourself and whatever cushion or seat surface is in the front-of course while sitting upright! If there’s an incline towards where blood pools after flowing through all layers well enough, this promotes better circulation because people with healthy legs can sit without having trouble since their pelvis will remain raised due to gravity, helping them stay energized throughout more extended periods at work.
3. Adjusting the height and position of the backrest or lumbar support
This chair aims to provide you with the optimum backing so that your back doesn’t get tired out from a long day at work. Ideally, it can be adjusted for different positions and moves as needed when sitting upright or leaning back slightly on one side while holding onto something else such as armrests.
4. Adjusting the height or tilt angle of the headrest
While sitting at a desk, it is vital to keep the head slightly lowered and away from any hard surfaces. If you find yourself becoming tense or experiencing pain in your cervical spine area, then lean against this chair! The screen should be placed just below eye level so that there’s no strain on neck muscles when looking up and down throughout work hours.
5. Adjusting the armrests to the body and desk
Armrests are a great way to help you maintain your ergonomic position while working. They can be adjusted in many ways, including height and angle (radially). The forearms should rest loosely with enough room between upper armpit locations on either side so that they do not contact any furniture or other obstacles when released from sitting at the desk all day long!
6. Adjusting the counterpressure of the mechanism to your body weight
The counterpressure of the backrest (or entire mechanism) is precisely adjustable in office chairs with weight adjustment. You can do this by turning a knob underneath your seat and adjusting it until you find where comfortable; then turn off any extra tension that might be present when sitting down for an extended period without risking pain or discomfort from over-stretching muscles!