Ergonomic chairs are chairs that have been specially designed to give the user maximum comfort and convenience. The term ergonomic is derived from the Greek words "ergos" meaning work, and "nomos," meaning natural laws of. Ergonomic chairs consider the physical and mental capabilities and limits of the worker as he or she interacts with it. Ergonomic chairs seek to fit the workplace to the worker, not the worker to the workplace.
Many people believe that it is relaxing to sit. But it is actually not so - sitting really exerts great stress on the back because it transfers the full weight of the upper body onto the buttocks and thighs. Sitting, especially for long periods of time, can also cause increase pressure on the intervertebral discs- the springy, shock-absorbing parts of the spine. It's also hard on the lower extremities since gravity pools blood in the legs and feet and creates a sluggish return of blood to the heart. Ergonomic chairs relieve the user of all these symptoms.
Traditional chairs were not designed with body mechanics in mind. They therefore produce a lot of discomfort for the body leading to back pain, neck pain, eye strain, abdominal pain, leg pain and movement disorders. It is for these reasons that you need ergonomic chairs.
Ergonomic chairs are chairs that have been manufactured to provide maximum comfort and convenience for the user. They are manufactured after years of research into body movements, skeletal stress and postures that lead to pain and ache. The overall result is improved health and higher productivity.
Ergonomic chairs have several advantages over the everyday traditional chair - they reduce back pain. Sitting in office chairs for prolonged periods of time can be a major cause of back pain. Sitting in a static posture will even increase the stress in the back, neck, arms and legs, and add a great amount of pressure to the back muscles and spinal discs. Proper seating in a well-constructed chair can help reduce fatigue and discomfort, increase blood flow, reduce the risk of injury, and increase productivity.
The productivity of individuals and the quality of their performance can be improved by examining the environment in which they operate and by improving the facilities and support they offer to the user's task. That is what ergonomics is about. Sitting should be enjoyed, it should not be endured. Ergonomic chairs make everyday sitting an enjoyable activity.