Task Chairs for Home and Office
February 6, 2018
There are three main types of office chairs: task chairs, mid-back chairs, and executive chairs. Task chairs are small, usually armless, and meant for shorter use; mid-back chairs are larger, have arms, and are more ergonomic with good back support for longer use; and executive chairs are generally the plushest and most ergonomic with the fullest back support.
While desk jobs have traditionally meant sitting in a chair for hours on end, studies have shown that a healthier option is actually a standing desk.
How To Choose Between Task, Mid-Back, & Executive
The type of chair that will best suit your needs usually depends on these factors:
- Length of use: Do you need a chair for a full eight-hour workday (or more), or will you only use it for a few hours in the evening? Generally, task chairs are not intended to be used for more than four hours at a time. Executive chairs and ergonomic mid-back chairs, on the other hand, can keep you comfortable for 6-8 hours or longer.
- Work environment: Do you generally sit stationary at your computer, or do you move around your desk a lot? If you work a lot with your hands, for example, then you probably want a chair without armrests since these could get in your way of your movement. However, if you sit in the same position for several continuous hours, then consider a full-back executive chair with lumbar (lower back) support.
- Space restrictions: Mid-back and executive chairs can be heavy, wide, and tall. If you work in a smaller cubicle, you may be limited by the chair’s footprint. Task chairs, on the other hand, are compact and easy to fit into tighter spaces.
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