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Ergonomic Chairs

Here's what to look for in an ergonomic office chair:

  • Lumbar support: The curve in the back of the chair should support your lower spine, following the natural curve of your lower back.
  • Seat depth: Chairs that fit your body will allow you to sit comfortably with your lower back against the lumbar support while also leaving an inch or two between the back of your knees and the seat.
  • Chair height: You should be able to adjust the height of the chair so your feet are flat on the floor or on a footrest.
  • Armrests: Armrests should be at the proper height so your shoulders aren't hunched and you can keep your arms parallel to the floor.
  • Recline-ability: Reclining in your chair, at about 135 degrees, may be better for your spine than sitting straight up at a 90 degree angle.

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