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5 tips for choosing the right ergonomic chairTips for purchases

When planning an office, the choice of chairs is extremely important. Employees will namely spend a large part of their working day sitting on these chairs. A bad chair can cause health problems: think of mouse elbow or RSI, back and neck problems, etc. It is difficult to understate the importance of a good chair. In a modern office, ergonomic desk chairs will undoubtedly be preferred.

The range of ergonomic chairs on the market is very wide, with the result that it is quite an effort to make the right choice. Below you will find five practical tips to choose the right ergonomic desk chair:

  • a good ergonomic desk chair follows the movements of the user (i.e. it must have components that move);
  • a good ergonomic desk chair is also height adjustable (because not all employees are the same height);
  • be very careful when choosing the backrest (the more mobile it is, the lower the burden on one’s back);
  • the local environment must be adjusted to the chair (the work surface must not be too low and the screen must not be too high);
  • the choice of the (adjustable) seat cushion is also important (a cushion that is sufficiently thick will absorb the pressures on the occupant’s posterior).

Why must the quality of an ergonomic desk chair be afforded so much attention? The answer to that question is an obvious one: a good sitting posture is important to avoid back, shoulder or neck complaints. Such complaints often result in lower efficiency at work. For example, a great many people have problems with mouse elbow or RSI as a direct consequence of poor posture; in the worst case, this can even lead to incapacity to work.

But back and neck complaints too are often the consequence of the largely seated life that employees lead at the office. An incorrect posture can lead to serious back and neck complaints. It is therefore important for employees to be able to have at their disposal an ergonomic desk chair that allows for the best possible sitting posture.

The fact that our sitting posture can change from passive to active and vice versa is often not afforded enough attention. This is why it is important that the position of the desk chair can be adjusted.

Buying a chair that is too big or too wide is a mistake that is commonly made. The result is that the user will end up taking up a crooked position in the chair, which can, once again, lead to serious health problems. Obviously, a good ergonomic desk chair may not be too heavy. It must be easy to move, which will minimize the risk of straining oneself when picking it up. For more information on this subject, please visit the Belgian Ergonomics website at <link http://www.ergonomiesite.be/product/bureaustoel.htm>.

JM Bruneau has naturally been sure to include a wide range of ergonomic desk chairs in its catalogue. The first one that springs to mind in this regard is Flexback, a chair which is ergonomically well developed. This is reflected, among others, by the fact that it has an adjustable seat depth and armrests that are adjustable in height and direction. Much attention has also been paid to the design. The seat consists of a foam padding, 70mm thick.

The Ergo Styl, with its high back, is also a high-quality ergonomic desk chair. Extensive ergonomic research was carried out before this chair was designed. The padding also consists of foam, the base consists of polished aluminium.

The Ergo Styl, with its high back, is also a high-quality ergonomic desk chair. Extensive ergonomic research was carried out before this chair was designed. The padding also consists of foam, the base consists of polished aluminium.