Office Chairs

Why Your Cheap Office Chair is Hurting Your Health
December 21, 2007, 10:22 pm
Filed under: Ergonomic Office Chairs, Office Chairs


A cheap office chair can hurt your health. Most chiropractors and ergonomic specialists agree that a cheap office chair can be a huge detriment to your health. Many of us spend all day in our office chairs – more hours in fact that we spend in our beds sometimes. However, when we go to purchase an office chair, we spend a fraction of the cost of what we spend on our bed. Then, we slouch in our chairs, have improperlly aligned spines and run the risk of repetitive stress syndrom – or worse.


Studies have shown that using an ergonomic chair can help you relax and it can even improve your productivity. Steelcase, makers of fine ergonomics products, including the Leap office chair, has done a study to this effect. Over a year period, workers that were given their ergonomic office chairs had a 17.8% increase in productivity. Now, there is a great reason for your boss to buy you an ergonomic office chair.