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Nov 17, 2016 | News

Welcome to our second blog… ‘Tis the season of aches and pains …… Time to get your posture right!



Ergonomic chairs are also very user friendly. You can adjust all the features individually to suit your needs until you’re totally happy with the end result and you are sitting comfortably! Ergonomic chairs also have a headrest that supports your head and neck. People who spend a considerable amount of time answering phone calls at work will really benefit from this feature. These chairs also have a backrest that supports the natural curve of your spine. Unlike conventinal chairs, ergonomic chairs are high enough to support the entire back. Some ergonomic chairs come with a reclining function that can be adjusted to suit your needs.

Regular chairs tend to have a hard surface. So when you sit, the seat exerts extra pressure on your hips. An ergonomic chair has a specially designed seat that supports the hips and posterior.

All the features of an ergonomic chair are adjustable to cater for the different activities you carry out at your work desk. It also has a swivel feature that will enable you to move around quickly without having to get up from the seat or without the need to extend and strain your body.

However, ergonomic chairs require people to be aware of their posture while sitting. If you use an ergonomic chair and still slouch then you will have aches and pains.

We’ve all heard the following words either at home or at school, “ sit up straight …”. Well there is more than a grain of truth in this, as it is now recommended that we,” sit up straight. Make sure not to lean forward, keep your arms close to the sides, shoulders relaxed, elbows in a 90 degree angle and your feet flat on the floor”.


We at Griffin Office Solutions have a vast range of new and used office chairs, including our Herman Miller range, which is synonymous with ergonomic design. See our July blogs where we describe some of the chairs in detail and the qualities they possess, including spinal and pelvic support, to make sure your day at the office is as productive and comfortable as possible.