There are a lot of people who spend eight hours or more every day sitting in an office chair. Many times this is a lot longer than they spend sleeping on a mattress. This is why it is very important to find a chair which offers the right combination of features for support that will meet your needs. Choosing an ergonomic mesh office chair can give you a whole host of benefits, from improved posture, lumbar support, and waterfall seating which is made to lower the amount of stress put on your legs while seated in the chair.
While a lot of chairs for the office have padding on the seat, some also give additional padding on the headrest, arms, back and other areas. Chairs with high backs can offer extra padded support as well.
The lower back area is especially susceptible to the discomfort which can be caused by sitting for hours on end unsupported. Desk chairs which are ergonomic and have lumbar padding give you targeted support which helps to ease stress in this area of your body, helping you to keep seated comfortable all through the day. Padding with contours gives you enhanced support because it conforms to the natural curve of your spine.
Armrests or Not?
Even though chairs that have padded armrests can give you added comfort and support, an ergonomic mesh chair without armrests could best meet your particular needs. Think about the height of your desk at the office, and if a chair’s arms, with the padding, would fit underneath it. Then you can determine if it would be more beneficial to choose a chair without any arms that lets your arms rest on your desk at an angle that is comfortable.
Adjustable Tilt and Height
When you sit at the right angle and the right height in relation to your, it is the key to keeping your comfortable during your work day. Some of these ergonomic chairs will have an adjustment for only the seat height, but other chairs can let users adjust the angle and seat height, plus the angle and height of the headrest, footrest and armrests.
Lorell Executive High-Back Chair with Mesh Fabric
This mesh, executive high-back chair is one of the best ones available on the market. It has a high back that is ergonomically designed for the natural curvature of your back. The width, height and arms adjust for your personal comfort, and the seat height from the floor goes from 17” to 21”. Other features include a pneumatic seat-height adjustment, a nylon five-star base, tilt, 360 degree swivel, and asynchronous three-lever control. Read more here
Alera Elusion Series Mesh Mid-Back Chair
Another great choice, this office chair has an ergonomic design which adjust for fitting various people. It has a breathable, cool mesh back and a contoured seat cushion with a high-quality fabric upholstery. It also features a waterfall edge to help reduce any pressure on your legs. The arms have soft, polyurethane pads and are width and height adjustable. The five star base includes casters so that you can move around easily while using this chair. Read more here