Do we need computer chairs?

I spend a lot of time in front of my laptop because of my job. It has not been a long while since I started working, but I have now a stable job which I love and that I am intentioned to continue (hopefully improving my position too). So, for the first time in my life I have come close to the issue of computer chairs. Well, it is not really an issue. It is more of an object you need to have, as part of your equipment, if you work in an office or from home – basically if you spend a lot of time sitting in front of your computer.

Computer chairs are an important tool. Really. I did not think so until I started working with a computer. Sitting for long periods means higher risk of heart attack (due to bad blood circulation), pancreatic stress and diabetes, muscle degeneration (sitting too long of course means not using some of our muscles which lose their tone), problems with your legs, with your back, neck and shoulders (all leading to pain or ache).

While it is good practice to stand up every once in a while, and do some exercises or movement, it is not always possible. Here come in the computer chairs. They are thought precisely to help the health of many office workers that do not have an option of standing up, moving around or going jogging every three hours. Computer chairs come in many different sizes, shapes, designs, prices. Most of them look very comfortable, but of course, you need to make your checks before buying one. First rule is, don’t go cheap – you will most probably regret it and end up spending even more money to then replace the chair with a better one. So, search for quality, comfort. If you can, try one for a period of time before making the purchase – you can maybe ask a friend or a colleague – this is definitely the best solution, it will help you understand what you need in your chair, what to look for. Always buy from someone who knows what he’s selling and, unless you already know your product very well, don’t order online. 

If you are an employer, and you have to make this purchase for your employees, the same rule applies. Maybe even more crucial for your office, you have to invest in good computer chairs. It is shown by a good deal of research that quality computer chairs ensure happiness among workers. It follows that they work better and are more productive. …