How to Find the Right Chair for Your Derriere

January 25, 2018


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Do you spend countless hours fidgeting and being uncomfortable in an office chair?

Every Chair is not one size fits all. It’s wise to put as much effort into finding the right chair as you would the right mate. Don’t get me wrong there are a lot of good Chairs out there. Today though I want to help you pick a Great Chair!

 

  Not-every-chair-fits-all

So what makes a great Chair?

 

When picking out the best office Chair for you, it’s all about the ergonomics.   Just to bring you up to speed ergonomics is the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment.   Therefore obtaining a chair the best suits you ergonomically will boost your productivity.

  • Great Office Chairs Have a Full Back: This means that from the Lumbar support to the neck rest, when you sit in your chair your back is fully supported!
  • Keep your mind on the materials! Your Chair should be made from breathable materials. You should also be able to sit down and feel like 8 hours is nothing. Your Chair should not make you feel itchy and it should not be abrasive.
  • The ability to Swivel on your chair will allow you to reach all areas of your desk without uncomfortable twists and turns.
  • Height adjustability is very important to be able to meet the 90° Rule.
  • Your Joints Should sit at Comfortable at 90 Degree Angles: There are a few signs that an office Chair is not the right fit for you. One of the biggest tells is if your elbows, knee, hips and feet are not set at 90-degree angles while you are seated. This rule will help you feel well supported in your chair allowing you to get the best results from your purchase and increase your productivity.

Remember when Shopping for Chairs this easy rendition of the childhood song “Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes.”

 

“Elbows, Hips, knees and feet”

Tell me you aren’t singing along. And now you have THAT earworm stuck in your head. LOL! You’re welcome.

Ok now to explain this.

Elbows:

The first 90° you need to think about when following the 90/90/90 rule is your elbows. When you pull your chair up to your desk you should be able to lay your arms flat on the desk so that your hands rest gently on your keyboard. The armrests should support you comfortably. You should be able to type and use your mouse without having to lift and hold up your arms.

Hips:

Hip placement is crucial to maintaining a healthy back. Your Derriere should be slid right to the back of the chair with your back and your quads, Forming that next 90°. Remember if you suffer from that slight S curvature near the base of the spine, you want to get the added lumbar support! Look on the back of your chair for two buttons that adjust up and down. See the photo below.

 

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Knees to Feet:

The last 90° is formed by the line the knees to the bottom of your feet. Make sure your knees are comfortably angled at 90 degrees off the end of the chair. The Chair should not pinch nor dig into the area behind the knees.

Your feet should be able to sit flat on the floor. If we were to look at you from the side your feet to your knees and your knees to your hips should make that Final 90°. Do not be afraid to purchase a stool for your feet if you are on the shorter side of life.

Remember while you don’t need to break the bank, your chair is an investment in you. If you won’t invest in yourself then who will? The way we gauge our personal wealth can take a devastating toll on our mental health. That’s why it’s important to define it.   If you want to learn more about finding the right chair for YOUR derriere, check out my video on YouTube. For even more amazing content, like and subscribe, I would sure appreciate it!

Happy Chair hunting!


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