Employees in certain professions can spend more than 8 hours a day seated behind a desk and an office chair that offers comfort and posture control is a necessity. The term ergonomic refers to any work-related office equipment that has been defined for comfort and efficiency. An ergonomic chair is one that offers good seat depth, height and width adjustable arms, lumbar support and the ability to adjust seat height. Adjustability is particularly important do that employees of all physiques can adjust them to suit their body type.
Ergonomic chairs are important because they ensure that a person is sitting in a position that will not cause back pain or other posture issues. It is estimated that over 50% of working adults have experienced back pain related to their employment and that over a third have taken time off because of back pain during their working lives. Good ergonomic chairs provide effective lumbar support that supports the spine and enables people to recline comfortably while performing their work.