Office Chair – Fabric vs Leather: Which Is Better?

Long days in the office don’t feel as long when you have a comfortable office chair.  I find that the more comfortable the chair is, the easier it is to concentrate on work. But what kind of chair do you prefer?  For most people, the debate is between office chair fabric vs leather. And with … Read more

Why Does Lumbar Support Hurt My Back?

After spending countless hours poring over the specs on the best ergonomic chairs you can afford, your dream chair finally arrives at your door.  You excitedly assemble it and place it in its sacred spot at the desk. Eagerly, you sit down, make all the necessary adjustments, and get to work.  But something’s wrong. After … Read more

How Ergonomic Are Gaming Chairs?

If you’ve got your eye on a gaming chair, you might be wondering how it stacks up ergonomically against more traditional office chairs. Gaming chairs can often be an ergonomic choice, especially ones that emphasise adjustability and additional ergonomic features rather than just aesthetics. They often stack up well in the low-to-mid tier chair range, … Read more

Herman Miller Lumbar Support vs. PostureFit

If you are considering buying a Herman Miller Aeron chair, you have most likely encountered the two different lumbar support systems that are available.  You may have also asked yourself, “Should I get the Lumbar Support pad or the PostureFit?”. Back support is a crucial part of ergonomic chairs and a necessity for those who … Read more

13 Sedentary Lifestyle Statistics in the United States [2022]

Sedentary jobs have increased 83% since 1950, according to the American Heart Association. Further, only 20% of jobs in the United States are physically active. This is a drastic change over the last 60 years. In 1960, roughly half of jobs were physically active [15]. Given that worrying trend, let’s look at the latest statistics … Read more

How Long Do Ergonomic Chairs Last?

If you’re on the hunt for an ergonomic chair that will improve your health, comfort and productivity, a logical question to ask is “How long do ergonomic chairs last?”.  After all, depending on what one you buy, it can be quite a financial investment.  The answer is a frustratingly vague, “It depends.” There is no … Read more

Why Choose An Ergonomic Chair?

Introduction Many people seem to be talking about ergonomics. Whether you already have a traditional office chair and are thinking of switching, or you are fresh in the market for a new chair, it is important to know if you should choose an ergonomic chair. Evidence to support using an ergonomic chair In 2012, researchers … Read more

Why Are Ergonomic Chairs So Ugly? (Or Are They?)

It’s been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But when some beholders agree that ergonomic chairs are ugly, perhaps it’s time to take another look and see for ourselves.  Ergonomic chairs can seem like overstuffed monstrosities with their excessive cushions, headrests, and multiple levers.  Add in designs that were meant for … Read more

Ultimate Guide to Standing Desk Ergonomics

Studies indicate employees spend around 62% of their time in a sedentary sitting position [1] and university students spend up to 75% or more of their class time sitting down [2]. Given occupational sitting time has been linked with chronic disease [3], these stats are worrying and many have turned to standing desks as an … Read more