What requirements does an ergonomic office chair have to meet? Ergonomic office chairs prevent back pain on the one hand. On the other hand, an ergonomic desk chair should alleviate existing back problems. In this category you will find ergonomic office chairs from HARA CHAIR that meet these requirements. Our specialist advisors will be happy to help you find the right ergonomic office chair for you.
An ergonomic office chair is optimally tailored to the user
Ergonomics is becoming more and more important in the world of work. Because sitting for hours on your back increases any back problems you may have. But what are the characteristics of an ergonomic chair anyway? Ergonomic office chairs are optimally tailored to the user. And: ergonomic office chairs relieve and support the body. An office swivel chair that moves on castors in the room and offers freedom of movement in all directions does not have to be ergonomic by any means. An office chair only deserves the term “ergonomic” if it can be adjusted to the individual circumstances of its user. Sometimes ergonomic desk chairs look very different from their predecessors.
An ergonomic office chair adapts
An ergonomic office chair adapts optimally to the needs of its user. In addition to the body dimensions, this also includes any orthopedic symptoms - such as a herniated disc or hollow back. The adjustability of the backrest in height and angle of inclination as well as an adapted headrest and height-adjustable armrests are basic prerequisites in order to enable a longer sitting activity. However, there is only a health benefit if every sitting position is supported and the spine is relieved. An ergonomic office chair therefore has several solutions. These concern the pressure-relieving seat and the ergonomic backrest. Of course, an ergonomic office chair cannot be a substitute for exercise and sport. But it can make sitting for hours on end much more comfortable.
The optimal ergonomic office chair has an adjustable backrest, height-adjustable armrests and a height-adjustable seat, which at the same time enables moving sitting.
This is how you can optimally adjust your ergonomic office chair in a few simple steps:
The soles of the feet touch the ground in a relaxed manner: Adjust the seat height of your office chair so that the soles of your feet are loosely on the floor. This relieves the strain on the lower back in particular. At the same time, the upper and lower arms should form a right angle with the worktop. If the desk cannot be adjusted in height and your feet are too much in the air, the best way to do it like the secretaries: put a foot stool under the desk.
Sufficient distance between the hollow of the knee and the front edge of the chair: A hand should fit between the back of the knee and the front edge of the chair. If the seat surface permanently squeezes the hollow of the knee, this can lead to circulatory disorders in the legs.
Adjusting the height of the backrest: Backrests usually have a cushion in the lower area that supports the lumbar area. This curvature, also known as the lordosis support, should be at the height of the belt line. In the pelvic area you should have contact with the backrest. If this causes the back of the knees to touch the front edge of the chair, then the seat is too short. With some ergonomic office chairs, however, the seat depth can be adjusted.
Upper and lower arms form a right angle: When you sit straight in front of your desk with relaxed shoulders and the soles of your feet loosely touching the floor, your upper and lower arms should form a 90-degree angle to each other. If that is not possible, then your desk may be too high. If your desk is height adjustable, then adjust the height of the table top. If not, place a footstool under the desk.
Attention, your ergonomic office chair should definitely have these additional functions:
A lordosis support in the backrest supports the lower back region: Doctors call the natural curvature of the spine in the lower back area lordosis. If this curvature is more pronounced, experts speak of a hollow back. An ergonomic backrest should take the lordosis into account and offer support for the lower back region.
The seat enables dynamic sitting: Back pain due to a lack of exercise is often a result of static, rigid sitting. But with the divided seat, the office chairs from HARA STUHL promote ergonomically optimal sitting and allow more movement when sitting than any other chair. The flexible, movable seat modules allow many different seating positions.
Why office chairs from HARA STUHL are ergonomic
The seat modules from HARA STUHL meet all the requirements placed on an ergonomic office chair. The split seat adapts dynamically to the natural movements of the coccyx and pelvis on all sides. The spine is relieved, the intervertebral discs are spared and blood circulation in the buttocks and pelvis is promoted. Even more: the split seat activates the muscles and relaxes the connective tissue. The moving, pressure-relieving sitting even prevents thighs and buttocks from falling asleep.
Patented, split seat and back
Specially designed for long periods of sitting in the office, the patented, split seat is integrated into all HARA STUHL models. Only the ergonomic back support differs. The NIE model is so far the only model that offers a split backrest in addition to the two-part seat. The two flexible backrests follow the movements of the ribs and adapt to the natural S-shape of the spine.
The ergonomic back supports of the CAE, ZEN-LS and ZEN models, on the other hand, have special cushions in the S-line of the spine to provide effective back support. Also called lumbar support, the ergonomic upholstery relieves the lumbar vertebrae. The vertebral bodies are released from the pressure with which the upper body presses on the lower spine, the coccyx and the sit bones of the pelvis while sitting.
More movement when sitting
The conscious decision for an ergonomically designed workplace pays off. The dynamic models from HARA STUHL are specially designed for more movement in the office. They help to reduce lost work and days off due to back and intervertebral disc problems. Because on an ergonomic office chair from HARA STUHL you can work comfortably and without getting tired even after hours.
Which model is "the" ergonomic office chair depends on your personal requirements. The body weight plays a role as well as the individual symptoms. If you have already had a herniated disc in the lumbar spine, you could benefit from a lumbar support. You can try out at home with a rolled up towel whether you find the S-padding in the lower back comfortable.
Order your ergonomic office chair in the HARA CHAIR online shop. Our staff will be happy to advise you and will contact you immediately by phone or email. Let us know your height and weight. And if you suffer from back problems, this information would also be relevant for choosing the right office chair.
We will check for you whether you have chosen the right HARA CHAIR model. We want to ensure that the model meets your ergonomic and orthopedic requirements. Only after a consultation will we send you your ergonomic office chair.