An ergonomic kneeling chair is much more than a fashion statement. Lately, for office-based consumers worried about preventing health problems, or looking to care for a bad back or joint condition, ergonomic chairs are the popular choice.
And no, it’s not a passing fad – no! NASA, the high-tech space exploration agency, has partnered with chair makers to come up with innovations in the field of ergnomic kneeling chair design and BodyBilt is designed an ergonomically-correct line of ‘control comfort office chairs.
Clients worldwide who love BodyBilt’s chairs find themselves the most impressed by the extensive choice of ‘seating solutions’ including ergonomic kneeling chairs.
For the average worker who is at his or her seat for prolonged periods of time, ergonomic design is more than fashion or luxury – it is a necessity. Sure, the pioneering design of a Herman Miller Aeron chair may be on display in New York’s Museum of Modern Art. But for the office worker, that isn’t important at all. What’s more popular is that the ergonomic design helps reduce backache, or prevent it completely.
Adjustability in height and armrest angle, along with tilt tension, seat pan angle, height, and other cool tweaks make an ergonomic kneeling chair a comfortable place to rest upon during the long, hard working day. One of the biggest advantages of a kneeling chair is that the body remains stress-free. No more muscle pain in the back, legs, neck and shoulders for chronic sufferers. The chair is designed for people without prior pain and aches, and forces you to adopt a healthy sitting posture.
A nice benefit from this is, even after prolonged sitting, you do not feel tired or fatigued the way you would if you sat hunched over, or on a hard bottom, or at the wrong height from your working space. This means you are more alert, energetic and therefore more productive at work, a fact that many employers are now waking up to, so that they no longer cringe at the thought of buying their workers costly chairs because they realize it pays-off in terms of increased productivity at work.
Ergonomic kneeling chair design helps those who suffer from lumbar pain and hip disorders or joint problems too. Chiropractors recommend such a seat for people they are called upon to treat, as it is a nice enhancement to the exercises and treatment they provide.
But this doesn’t mean that an ergonomic kneeling chair is good in every respect. There are some disadvantages too. For those with pre-existing joint and bone conditions, a physician might advice against using a kneeling chair. Sometimes, doing so can aggravate the condition. Also, a kneeling chair limits mobility. Your position is cramped by the knees being locked in to the knee cushions. And some models make your back hurt after prolonged sitting.
Your decision to get an ergonomic kneeling chair, therefore, is individual and unique. If it fits your working requirements and you have no health problem that precludes the use of one, buying an ergonomic office chair may well be the best decision you ever made. So choose wisely and save yourself from agony and suffering from backache.