Posted by Oze Parrot on 29th November 2005
In most large offices there are workers that spend their days on their feet and move about, while others are confined to a desk.
The folk that sit for most of the day are usually envied by the ones who are on their feet all day, as the people who sit at a desk are considered lucky.
Having to sit in a chair all day is not as good as it seems, in fact it can be a curse in certain circumstances.
If your are one of those who are trapped at a desk every day and come home with maladies such as backache, leg cramps, RSI or carpal tunnel syndrome, then you may not be so lucky as to have a chair that suits you.
Studies have shown that an ergonomic chair reduces days off work, boosts productivity and reduces unnecessary breaks. On the other hand not all ergonomic chairs are built alike. A good ergonomic office chair should come with certain features such as:
Knowing these facts, your office has just bought ergonomic chairs for everyone and, come Monday, you walk in and dream of spending great days in the office from now on.
As the days go by you notice that even though you have adjusted the lumbar support to suit you, you still have back pain.
Not to mention the discomfort at the end of the day due to sweating caused by the vinyl chair covering. Possibly, you may have been better off with the fabric covered one that your colleague next to you has chosen, but then you realize that you have always been allergic to dust and those seats tend to accumulate dust very quickly.
You discover that one of the company’s other offices has also updated their office chairs and the new chairs have been applauded by the staff. They have been provided with Aeron chairs that use “PostureFit technology” and ergonomic mesh.
You speak to the boss, informing him that to reduce stress on the back you need to take the weight off your back and onto your legs. This is where the “PostureFit” comes into play. By supporting the pelvis and base of the spine it allows a person to sustain a forward position without any adverse effects on the back. The Aeron Chair does just that.
As every one is not of the same high and weight, the chair needs to adapt to people of all sizes and shapes, ensuring comfort throughout the entire work day. Features such as: a custom fitted lower back support below the belt line and a high, contoured back makes for healthier posture and less stress during the work day.
As your boss was looking at you square in the eye and you not knowing if he was sold or not you remember that he has previously mentioned experiencing lower leg pain while sitting for long stretches of time in his executive chair. Swiftly you pointed out that all Aeron chairs have waterfall front edge which reduces pressure under the thighs allowing for improved circulation, and with wide, soft armrests sloped in the front it also reduces carpal tunnel syndrome.
He was sold. A phone call was made to the supplier and the following Monday every one had an Aeron chair. For a few days you were the hero of the office. This could truly be your story, if you do not have an Aeron chair at work bring these facts to your boss and be the office hero.
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