More often than not, when people think about ergonomic office chairs, they would often associate it with overpriced, marketing gimmicks used by advertisers to sell a seemingly normal office chair. What they do not realize is that ergonomic chairs are engineered to improve one’s sitting posture in the office by promoting postural health and preventing workplace injuries such as strains and sprains. Here are three common misconceptions about ergonomics, which we’ll be debunking below.
“It’s just another office chair.”
Sceptics argue that ergonomic chairs are no more than overpriced chairs marketed as life-changing furniture. We cannot emphasise enough that ergonomics is not a word coined out of marketing jargon. Ergonomics refers to the scientific study of people in their working environment, where a lot of scientific research has been factored into the design of ergonomic furniture in order to optimise a user’s comfort levels at work with adjustable features and proper support. Ergonomic office chairs are also studier and built to last longer than your typical office chair so that you don’t have to replace it every few years. Definitely worth every penny.
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“Ergonomic chairs are only for people with existing back pains or injuries.”
Everyone in the office, regardless of age or gender, is prone to workplace injuries such as sprains or aches, which manifest over time. Most of us are bound to the desk for two thirds of the day. Poor sitting postures at the desk and the overexertion of muscles due to repetitive action accelerates a nasty flare up. As such, it is a good idea to invest in an ergonomic office chair, which gives your body the support it needs and prevents you from developing these conditions. What’s more, you’ll be using your office chair on a regular basis so it’s a good investment to make.
“We do not need an ergonomic chair when our current office chairs are not giving us any back problems.”
Sure, your office chair may not seem to be giving you any problems right now but several years down the road, the lack of support that your chair provides at work will lead to aches, sores and worse still, workplace injuries in the long run. Mainstream office chairs do not provide proper support whatsoever. There is no proper lumbar support, headrest, backrest or adjustable features apart from the pneumatic seat height adjustment. It is best that you start early by investing in a chair that is fixed with adjustable features and proper support structures to correct your sitting posture. Think of it as a necessary upgrade for your office to maximise your comfort and productivity at work.
Thinking of getting an ergonomic chair as a fine addition to your office? Look no further! German-engineered to perfection, Ergomeister’s FAEZ8ERG series features adjustable armrests, headrests, backrests and more seamless controls to provide your body with the best support! Featuring premium Air-Scape mesh, Ergomeister’s FAEZ8ERG is perfect for Singapore’s hot weather. Our chair comes fully assembled for you in as quick as 90 minutes. Come on down to our showroom to try it out for yourself! Bring home your new Ergomeister Office Chair today.