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How to make your office chair more comfortable

Article by The Foam Factory

If you struggle with pain after a long day at work sitting in your stiff, uncomfortable office chair, there are a few changes you can make that can turn your chair into a more pleasant and productive seat to work in.

Adjusting your chair’s height is the easiest way to see a measurable difference in comfort. Ergonomic Trends has a chart that will help you calculate the ideal office chair height based on your own height. The right chair height helps make sure there is no excess strain on your body, from your neck to your legs. Ideally, you want your feet to be flat on the ground, with your knees and elbows bent 90 degrees.

Having the right arm support can also be crucial. If your wrists and hands are not in a comfortable position, you might experience wrist pain and/or carpal tunnel syndrome. Adjustable arm rests for your chair can help make sure your elbows are in the ideal 90-degree position. A good wrist pillow in front of your keyboard can also help mitigate some of the stiffness in your wrists after typing for a long time.

Lastly, you can change or modify your seat cushions to make your chair more comfortable to sit in. Firm, rigid chairs with little to no cushioning are a source of pain and discomfort for many. Adding foam inserts to your seat and backrest can help your posture while making your chair more soft and flexible. Companies like The Foam Factory even allow you to customize your seat cushions to fit your measurements.