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Seating

 

We are not designed to sit ... we are designed to move. In fact, medical research over the past two decades has been fairly clear about the negative effects sitting has on our bodies such as decreased circulation and neck, leg and lower back pain. Knowing that you will most likely spend up to half of your day sitting, we offer the following information to help you obtain a proper chair fit and avoid potential health hazards. This information is so important OSHA provides key positioning tips to correctly support your body. Select a well-designed chair that follows ergonomic standards and is designed with special innovative features to reduce the fatigue and stress caused by sitting.

  It Is Important To Be Able To Adjust Your Chair To Ensure:
 

  • your feet are flat on the ground (best to avoid crossing your legs),
  • your knees and hips are at about 90 degrees,
  • the curve of your lower back is supported
  • and the arms of the chair support your elbows comfortably.

  Chair Adjustments
 

Adjustments to the lumbar height and depth; the armrest height; and the overall height of your chair are important chair features. Additionally, adjustable lumbar support and a seat with a seat pan tilt is highly recommended. Every part of the chair should be fully adjustable with molded cushions that contour to your body and the cushions must compress no more than 1/2" to 1." The cloth must dissipate moisture and heat. Most importantly, all adjustments must be easily made while you are seated. These adjustments define an ergonomic chair.


 

Make sure your chair has a "waterfall front" to ensure good circulation to the legs and reduce leg pressure (compression on the legs or thighs can reduce blood flow and cause varicose veins). A waterfall front is a rounded design that contours naturally to the shape of your leg. Also, be sure your chair has a 5-star base for safer seating and less risk of tipping. If you're stuck with an uncomfortable chair, then modifications can be made with adaptive seating cushions. (See Adaptive Seating)

  10 Steps For Easy Chair Adjustment
 

1. Adjust the seat height to promote blood circulation and to ensure you have a straight forearm and relaxed shoulders when using the keyboard and other tools. Keep your knees level or slightly below your hips. When possible, keep your feet flat on the floor.

 

2. Adjust the seat depth so you have approximately 2 to 4 fingers of space between the seat and the back of your knees. This provides proper thigh support and helps prevent varicose veins that can occur when there is compression on the back of knees.

 

3. Select a seat that provides enough seat width, allowing you ease of getting into and out of chair. When seated, if your arms are not relaxed naturally by your side then the seat is too wide. Either remove the arms to get proper seat size or get a smaller chair.

 

4. Adjust the backrest height to fit the curve of your back and provide your back with full contact support. This is key to a comfortable fit!

 

5. Adjust the back depth so it touches and supports your back as well as matches the curve of your back. Maximum back support equals less fatigue at the end of the day.

 

6. Adjust the lumbar support. Be aware of too much pressure to the lower back.

 

7. Rocking can reduce muscle tension. Adjust the rocking tension to your body weight to ensure you get the full relaxing benefit of rocking and still feel secure in your chair. Tip: If your chair rocks back and you feel startled, tighten rocking tension.

 

8. Use forward tilt when you're leaning over, writing or reading to provide relief to the lower back. Adjust the seat tilt angle to take pressure off the tailbone, ease shoulder tension, promote good breathing habits, relax shoulders and distribute your body weight more evenly on the seat.

 

9. Adjust armrest height. The forearm should be supported at a 90-degree angle from the upper arm keeping wrists, elbows and shoulders relaxed and in full contact with the armrests. Tip: If your shoulders are scrunched into your ears, then the arm height is too high.

 

10. Adjust your chair in a number of different settings throughout the day. It is not only healthy but puts you in control when other people "borrow" and re-adjust your chair.

 

Make sure your chair has a "waterfall front" to ensure good circulation to the legs and reduce leg pressure (compression on the legs or thighs can reduce blood flow and cause varicose veins). A waterfall front is a rounded design that contours naturally to the shape of your leg. Also, be sure your chair has a 5-star base for safer seating and less risk of tipping.

 
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