It’s true, I am an avid fan of ergonomic chairs and more than slightly biased, but having just bought one I am sold on the benefits and can’t help but rave about them.
Now, at first I confess I was slightly reluctant to actually part with the cash. My thoughts were along the lines of, how can this purchase be justified – I mean, it’s just a chair. Well, although I hate to admit it, but I was wrong. It’s anything but just just a chair.
The thing is, I work from home and I spend quite a lot of time in front of my computer, obviously sat in a chair. With plenty of work to keep me busy, I would sit there for far too long between breaks, and when I did get up I always had stiff shoulders and back ache. I assumed this was inevitable, simply down to the amount of time I’d been in my chair. I never imagined that the chair itself could make any difference.
It was then I saw a couple of articles about these ergonomic chairs, and to cut a long story short, I ended up talking myself into buying an ergonomic chair.
The difference is just amazing, I have no more back ache or stiff shoulders. The funny thing is, I now spend even more time in my chair without getting up because it is so comfy.
My productivity has improved, as has my concentration. In fact if I think about it in purely financial terms, the benefits have probably covered the initial cost of my ergonomic chair several times over.
If you haven’t looked at an ergonomic chair yet, or tried sitting in one, you’ve got to go and do it. I believe some places will let you take them home for a day or two to test drive them. I’m fairly sure that once you’ve given them a go you won’t look back. Look at it as an investment in your health and your future.