How to Choose an Office Chair



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Work sucks. Sure there are good days, and some lucky devils even like their jobs, but the general rule is that anything that makes cube life easier is a blessed gift – and that includes awesome office chairs.

Perhaps you’re sitting in a torture device right now. It squeaks with evil delight every time you try to adjust it to find the sweet spot, because it knows there is no sweet spot. You twist knobs and push levers that don’t do anything and never did, and you curse your cruddy insurance that absolutely does not cover chiropractic care.

Or, maybe you’re sitting in the Cadillac of office chairs, chuckling to yourself about the rest of us poor saps. It cradles you in a loving embrace and responds to your every need, and if work wasn’t always getting in the way you could ride off together into the sunset …

… but choosing that perfect chair depends on a few different factors.

  1. 1.       Ergonomics  

How long do you plan on sitting in this chair? If you’re spending 30+ hours a day in it like a true office jockey then your needs actually extend beyond comfort into ergonomics.

Ergonomics is the science of improving productivity and comfort through engineering, but the tricky thing is that the most ergonomically correct chair for you may not feel comfortable at first because your body is so out of whack from years of office-chair abuse.

A quality ergonomic chair for extended use will “force” you to maintain better posture, which will make you more comfortable in the long run. Think of it as a personal trainer you get to sit on, which might help.

  1. 2.      Comfort

If you’ve already got great posture and you don’t have to live in your chair then you can focus more on comfort. Is it easy to get in and out of it? Does it do what you want it to do with regard to features like swiveling, rocking, rolling, etc.?

In fact, if your job always has you on the move or is physically exhausting, you may want your office chair to be a place where you can actually relax. That’s why they make “executive recliners” and office chairs that will massage your tail while you’re working it off.

  1. 3.      Style

Sometimes appearance matters in business and a sweet-looking office chair can make you feel more welcome at work or even project confidence if you’re the boss. You should probably focus on productivity and comfort first, but no one says you have to sacrifice those things for the sake of style.

ATGStores.com hopes you don’t have to spend your days sitting in agony, and welcome you to share your comfort tips with the rest of the denizens of Cubicle City.

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