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Are comfortable office chairs neccessary?

Postby Pete007 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:20 am

These days we are now spending 10 hours sitting
in front of computer and doing my work. But is a
comfortable office chair really necessary?

Well I don't know about you but to me choosing
a right office chair is necessary to protect my
spine and backbone. Recently, I read an article
on how to choose a comfortable ergonomical chair
in the net and want to share with you some important
points in choosing a right comfortable office chair.

1.) The Height of the Seat
shoule be adjustable and around 16 - 21
inches off the floor.

2.) suitable width and depth

The seat should be wide enough. Typically the standard width
is 17-20 inches and the depth (measured from the front of the chair
to back of the seat) should enough that the user's back against the
backrest

3.) Lumbar support for the lower back

4.) backrest width should be 12-19 inches wide

5.) armrest. easy to be adjusted

There are many points but the above are the main ones.
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Postby lisaw » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:42 am

If you're sitting in it for any length of time, it needs to be comfortable and supportive. Ideally, it should be one of your biggest investments for your office space
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Postby lisamariemary » Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:01 pm

Definitely good points, Pete. Thanks for sharing them with us. I found it interesting when asked about the ultimate ingredients for a startup, Jason Calacanis mentioned NOT spending much money at ALL on desks/tables - but, spending TOP DOLLAR for chairs. He really put emphasis on chairs.

And then, ever since Lynn got her new chair - it has definitely been on my mind. I looked quickly when I was at Target last time and I think I found a pretty good one in my price range.

I'd love to spend $300-$500 on a desk chair and I'm sure one day I will.

I definitely agree that your chair is VERY important.
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Postby sct100 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:54 pm

I can personally tell you that a bad chair will cause you problems!
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Postby tknoppe » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:33 am

Since my computer has been in the shop this week, and I've had to resort to using hubby's laptop, which he has setup (i.e. plugged in, connected to a printer) in the dining room, I've mainly been sitting on our HARD, UNCOMFORTABLE wooden dining room chairs. I was not one blessed with excess in the posterior region, so uh, it hurts! Yes, a comfortable office chair matters. ;)
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Postby Dan484 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:23 pm

I definitely feel it is important to have a good ergonomic chair to be productive. If you're uncomfortable while working it's hard to concentrate and do your best. Same goes with the desk and environment.
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Postby angienewton » Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:49 pm

Great tips! It's so important to have a good office chair.
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Postby Jenson10 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:01 pm

Dan484 wrote:I definitely feel it is important to have a good ergonomic chair to be productive. If you're uncomfortable while working it's hard to concentrate and do your best. Same goes with the desk and environment.


Agree 100%. Along with the desk area and such, having a cluttered area isn't the most comfortable. Organization is key, makes everything easier.
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Postby lisamariemary » Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:32 pm

Jenson10 wrote:
Agree 100%. Along with the desk area and such, having a cluttered area isn't the most comfortable. Organization is key, makes everything easier.


Omigosh - you are so right!! My desk is a mess right now, and my office is almost always a mess - I can't wait to get it all cleaned up! I know it will help my productivity!
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Postby terrapin719 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:41 pm

Absolutely agree 100%. Investing in a good office chair was the best thing I ever did. I'm almost ready to get a new one, this one is about 2.5 years old. I'm thinking about getting one of those stability ball chairs. Everyone I know that has one says they are super comfy.
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Postby Lisa11 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:48 am

The seat should be wide enough. Typically the standard width
is 17-20 inches and the depth (measured from the front of the chair
to back of the seat) should enough that the user's back against the
backrest.

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Postby tknoppe » Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:56 am

Wow - thanks Lisa!
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Postby Dan484 » Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:58 pm

Jenson10 wrote:Agree 100%. Along with the desk area and such, having a cluttered area isn't the most comfortable. Organization is key, makes everything easier.


You are completely right about clutter: if you can't find things it is going to slow you down, and it will boost productivity with a clean/organized space.
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Postby Moneycatchers » Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:20 am

Hi All Meet My Best Friend


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He supports me all the time we, spend hours together at the PC.




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Postby tknoppe » Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:43 am

Clearly Ian - you need to get out more. Your best friend looks a bit like a stiff bore to me. Sorry. :P
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