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Invest in your well-being: How to choose the perfect office chair for a productive you

28 May, 2024
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Businesses have increasingly recognised the benefits of coworking spaces, with a flexible work model offering companies a budget-friendly solution that elevates productivity and convenience. But how do you find a shared office rental in Singapore that helps your team achieve peak performance? 


With the work-from-anywhere revolution taking hold across Singapore, you must carefully consider how a coworking space’s location and amenities support your employees. Plus, you need to make sure everything makes sense for your budget. Here, we explore everything you need to consider when searching for the perfect coworking space.

1. Lumbar support

The cornerstone of a good office chair lies in its ability to provide proper lumbar support. This refers to the crucial curve in your lower back, also known as the thoracic spine or rib cage. Without proper support, this area can become strained, leading to pain and fatigue. Look for chairs with built-in lumbar support or adjustable cushions that conform to the natural curvature of your spine.

The lumbar support should hug your back, giving you maximum comfort. [Photo credit: Razer]

2. Adjustable backrest

Additionally, a good ergonomic office chair has a backrest that goes all the way up to your shoulder, covering your entire back. This gives your back the support it needs. Even better if the height of the back rest is adjustable – for more tailored support.

 

Make sure your back rest is long enough to cover your whole back. [Photo credit: Razer]

3. Sufficient legroom

Now, let’s talk about legroom – a crucial factor often overlooked. The ideal seat pan should allow you to sit comfortably with your back resting against the chair while maintaining a small gap (around 3 cm) between the back of your knees and the seat. This space promotes healthy blood circulation and prevents knee pain caused by constant pressure.

 

The gap between your seat and the back of your knee is key to comfort.

 

4. Spacious seating

When it comes to seat width, bigger is better. Aim for a seat pan at least 3 cm wider than you on each side. This extra space allows for unrestricted movement and prevents the feeling of being cramped throughout the day.

 

A spacious seat prevents constraint and enables unrestricted movement.

 

5. Angled seating

Here’s a golden rule for optimal leg health: your thighs should slope downwards at an angle of approximately 30 degrees when seated. This positioning takes pressure off your lower back and promotes proper posture.

The seat should be angled to allow your legs to naturally slope downwards. [Photo credit: Razer]

6. Reclining capabilities

While not always essential, a reclining feature can add a touch of comfort and versatility to your workday. Look for chairs that offer a reclining angle of up to 135 degrees, although most users find a 110-degree recline sufficient for short breaks and posture changes.

 

 

7. Headrest

If you spend most of your time sitting on your office chair, opting for a chair with a headrest might be useful for you. Beyond providing support for your head, the headrest takes away neck strains, encouraging better blood flow to the head and proper neck alignment. All these translate to fewer headaches and better posture.

 

An ergonomic headrest can reduce neck strains. [Photo credit: Razer]

 

The takeaway: 7 tips for a perfect chair

Here’s a quick recap of the seven key features to look for in an office chair that prioritises both comfort and productivity:

 

Lumbar Support: Ensures proper curvature of your lower back.
Adjustable Backrest: Tailors the chair’s height to your specific needs.
Legroom: Maintains a small gap between your knees and the seat for healthy circulation.
Seat Width: Provides ample space for unrestricted leg movement.
Thigh Angle: Allows your thighs to slope downwards for proper lower back support.
Reclining Feature: Offers added comfort and posture variation.
Headrest: Promotes blood circulation to the head and proper neck alignment

 

By prioritising these features, you’ll be well on your way to selecting the perfect office chair that keeps you comfortable, focused, and ultimately, more productive throughout the workday.

Invest in Your Well-being with JustCo

JustCo understands the importance of creating a work environment that fosters both productivity and well-being. That’s why our workspaces are ergonomically designed and equipped to keep you comfortable and supported throughout the day.

 

For example, our new stand-sit desks at 135 King Street, Sydney offer users adaptive all-day comfort.

 

Stand-sit desks give you an opportunity to change up your posture at work, promoting healthy blood circulation and overall comfort.

 

In Singapore, JustCo The Centrepoint offers a Razer experiential zone where Razer Fujin chairs offer a more ergonomic hot desking experience.

 

Similarly, at JustCo Cross Street Exchange, we have parked Secret Lab chairs in the dedicated hot desking area for your greater comfort throughout the day.

Experience Razer’s cutting-edge hardware to take your hot desking experience to the next level. [Photo credit: Razer]

 

The Secret Lab experiential zone at JustCo Cross Street Exchange

Find a workspace that works for you

If you’re looking to boost your productivity and comfort, why not take up a JustCo membership today and feel the difference to your back?

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