By Gear Patrol Reader Patrick Jobin
If the average business person or
desk bound fellow were to determine how much time they spend in their office
chair, they would be surprised. At 40 hours per week, they’d rack up
approximately 1900 hours over the course of a year. Multiply that by the average
number of years a person works, and it’s easy to see that a large portion of
one’s life is spent in an office chair.
In spite of this calculation, more
money is often spent purchasing a desk than is spent on the chair. The same can
be said for home office setups. Some people are spending more time in front of
a computer than they spend sleeping. It only makes sense to have an office
chair for both the office and the home that is comfortable and supportive.
Hit the jump for our my tips on
making yourself chair-wise.
There have been many ergonomics
studies done and it has been shown that a supportive office chair increases
productivity and maximizes the efficiency of the person sitting in it. A bad
office chair, on the other hand, can lead to back strain, leg problems, and
carpal tunnel, all of which cause lost time at work and send turn send
So, instead of losing money due to
employee absences, it is important to spend money on good office chairs that
promote back health and keep employee from missing work due to injuries. The
cost of the chair is more than made up by fewer absences.