When you work a desk job, you know you spend hours and hours sitting in front of a computer. Would it surprise you to learn that someone who works 40 hours a week would spend about 1,900 hours at that desk and in that chair in one year? That’s what makes it critical to choose pre-owned office chairs that meet ergonomic standards.
How do you find the right chair? These features are essential:
- Adjustable Levers — People come all different sizes, but chairs don’t. With levers, you can change that chair to accommodate your body. Adjust the seat, arms, and back, so you feel comfortable sitting in that chair for hours at a time.
- Support for Your Lower Back — When sitting for long periods, your back needs support in the lumbar region to avoid strain. Look for a chair with adjustable support so you can make it accommodate your lower back. Back strain over time can lead to sciatica.
- Swivel Movement — You want to be able to reach all areas of the desk without strain. Having a chair that swivels allows you to turn the chair to reach the farthest edges.
- Wheels on the Base — Even though you’re sitting, you still need to have access to move around in your chair. This is why pre-owned office chairs with wheels are superior to one with four legs.