Are Ergonomic Stools Right For You?

Are Ergonomic Stools Right For You?

Posted by WBC on 3rd Mar 2016

Ergonomic stools are the hottest thing

Before talking about the ergonomic stools, let us explain what we mean by the word “ergonomic”. Ergonomic is a combination of two Greek words “ergon” + “nomoi”. “Ergon” means work and “nomoi” means natural laws. Thus, ergonomic defines the science of designing and optimizing the products in a way that they can become easy and safe for being used by humans.

What are ergonomic stools?

Ergonomic stools are the ones that are designed to fit the seating requirements of a person. They come in great variety; they can provide proper support for back or it can be a stool with or without adjustable height or any other design. Ergonomic stools come in a variety of options that you can choose from based on your specific requirements.

Why you should use ergonomic stools?

You should be aware that the sitting position adds stress to your spine structure which results in problems to your back. In order to avoid these that helps you in maintain a correct sitting posture.

In today’s society, most jobs require you sit whole the day regardless if you are sitting in front of a PC or other machines. Though it requires less physical effort for sitting as compared to standing or walking, there is more stress on your lumbar region when you sit. This stress can lead to various health problems. To reduce the risk of those health problems you should use an ergonomic stool. It will not only provide you physical support, but will also make you feel at ease and thereby reduce your mental stress.

Things that you need to know about ergonomic stools

Although ergonomic stools are known for providing comfort to your body, this will only happen if you are choosing the right stool. Here are some things that you should keep in mind while choosing an ergonomic stool.

Same stool does not fit everyone. You should consider your body dimensions while looking for a perfect stool so that it will not strain any of your body parts – especially your lower back.

Consider your body height to choose the perfect stool for you. A good rule of thumb for this is that the seat height should be ¼ of your body height.

A single stool is not right for different activities. For example; sitting at a reception counter and sitting at bar counter you will require stools of different height.

Don’t forget to consider the initial maintenance and repair costs.

All the above given tips will help you to choose the right stools according to your work, but there are also some features that you need to take into account for an ergonomic stool.

Features of a good ergonomic stool

  • Adjustability – especially for the seat height
  • Seat height range – check the lower and upper limit of seat height
  • Backrest
  • Stability
  • Seat depth and softness
  • Arm rests adjustability (if they are there)

Keeping all things in mind will help you make the right choice for your next ergonomic stools.