Off ice chairs available in 2016 and for the past few years are a far cry from the office chairs which have been in use for decades now and are still prevalent in many offices. The more modern office chairs are ergonomic meaning that they are more comfortable and allow someone to sit in a natural posture whilst working. Many older people today suffer from backache or neck pains and most of them suffer due to having had to sit for years in office chairs which were not ergonomic. Ergonomics is the study of the human body and the effects that work, working conditions and work tools can have on it. Ergonomics have shown that there is a correct way and incorrect way to lift boxes to avoid injuries. Ergonomics has also shown us the most natural way to sit whilst working and the new ergonomic office chairs allow us to sit the correct way, providing all necessary adjustments are made to take into consideration our different weights, heights and shapes. The best ergonomic office chair 2016 will therefore have several adjustable features which have to be adjusted each time someone different wishes to sit on it. The adjustable features will allow us to adjust the height of the chair, the position of the seating pan on the chair, the back support and the arm and headrests when included. The height of the chair will be dependent on the height of your desk as, when it is set to the correct height you should be able to look straight ahead to work not having to tilt your head up or down all the time. It is unnatural for the head to be tilted up or down for long periods of time and so if it is, it could lead to eventual neck pains and perhaps even back pains. A chair has a back support for a reason and so your back should be against it as you work otherwise instead of your back receiving support, it will be straining, bending forwards. The part of the back that produces the most frequent backaches is the lumbar region and so if a backrest does not support all the back, adjust it so that it is the lumbar region which is supported. Armrests are for resting your arms and so are not designed to be used whilst you are actually working and so they should either e too low to impede your work or be able to move as and when needed. By supporting your head, a headrest takes pressure off the neck which can avoid it giving trouble later. The headrest should therefore be adjusted so that it does give support to the head and be in such a position that that support is available whilst the person in the chair is working.
With ergonomic office chairs now being available, it is hoped that future generations of older people will not suffer so many back and neck pains as previous generations have.