How to Adjust Your Chair
PUBLISHED: Thursday, July 21, 2016 by Kerri Benz

Tips for Adjusting Your Office Chair

Assuming that you are sitting at your desk and have an office where you work many hours a day, then these tips are for you.

There are many factors to consider when selecting a chair particularly as it relates to your work. If you spend the majority of your workday in a chair and you haven’t already, then you must learn how to adjust your chair.

Since we are all different, it’s so important that your chair is aligned to you specifically in order to maximize your comfort and reduce possible injury. If you follow these guidelines, you’ll be on your way to a more comfortable workday. Some of the benefits of adjustment are to maximize back support and support good posture.

Let’s now look at the main areas of your chair that will assist in proper adjustment.

Armrests – Adjust the armrests so that they are low enough that your shoulders are relaxed and your elbow bends at around a 90-degree angle.

Seat – You should adjust your seat so your thighs are parallel to the floor and your feet are flat on the floor. You also want to have your arms at the height of the desk (or the part of the desk containing your keyboard or mouse). Your eye gaze should be in the center of the screen. If these conditions are not met, than adjust your seat up or down.

Back Rest - The adjustment of your chair's backrest should be up and down and at an angle. You want the angle to be forward to keep your posture up. The reason is that the further back you put it, the more likely you'll be to slouch.