The chair for your com­fort and needs

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THE “or­di­nary of­fice chair is ob­so­lete and dan­ger­ous” is the provoca­tive ti­tle of an ar­ti­cle by one of South Africa’s leading Er­gonomists in Nosa (Na­tional Oc­cu­pa­tional Safety As­so­ci­a­tion) Safety Man­age­ment Mag­a­zine, Fe­bru­ary 1996.

The rea­son is quite sim­ple – al­though these chairs are up­hol­stered, they are as rigid and stiff as a park bench, pre­vent­ing nat­u­ral move­ment.

Sta­tis­tics

This leads to the hor­ri­fy­ing sta­tis­tics of 40% of all sick leave taken by seden­tary work­ers be­ing caused by de­bil­i­tat­ing back pain.

Oc­cu­pa­tional health re­search has proven that un­less the chair al­lows or en­cour­ages a wide va­ri­ety of move­ments while pro­vid­ing com­fort­able sup­port, back pain and other health prob­lems are very likely.

To be able to clas­sify a chair as be­ing er­gonomic, af­fir­ma­tive an­swers must be given to the fol­low­ing ques­tions:

> Does the chair al­low “strain-free sit­ting” and en­cour­age mo­tion?

> Does the seat al­low a for­ward tilt move­ment?

> Does the chair pro­vide all the ad­just­ments re­quired due to anatom­i­cal vari­a­tions be­tween people re­gard­ing lum­bar-sup­port, head­rest height and seat depth?

‘Horse-rid­ing po­si­tion’

An even spread­ing of the body’s load and preser­va­tion of the nat­u­ral cur­va­tures of the spine are only guar­an­teed by the “horse-rid­ing po­si­tion”, char­ac­terised by a wide an­gle of 120 de­grees be­tween body and thighs.

Too much em­pha­sis is of­ten given to back sup­port, which is pas­sively lean­ing back in a re­laxed po­si­tion all the time.

This ac­tu­ally leads to weak­ened stomach and back mus­cles.

The im­bal­ance be­tween front and back con­trib­utes to back pain and fa­tigue.

If chairs are cho­sen for its low price only, then note that the over­all eco­nomic equa­tion en­com­passes far more than the ini­tial cost of the chair.

Al­though a high price does not guar­an­tee a good chair, con­ven­tional cheap of­fice/in­dus­trial chairs pro­vide poor over­all value when it comes to dura­bil­ity, the user’s com­fort and ef­fi­ciency.

Let’s also keep in mind that there is no one chair that fits ev­ery­body.

Find­ing the cor­rect chair

It is im­por­tant that you should visit the show­room to test the Wag­ner range of er­gonomic and orthopaedic chairs.

With help from its cus­tomer care team, you will find the cor­rect chair for your spe­cific needs.

At Ch­esters Collection, its well-trained cus­tomer care team is al­ways sen­si­tive to your sit­ting com­fort and back care so that you will en­joy stress-free sit­ting while al­low­ing ideas and in­spi­ra­tion to es­ca­late.

Wag­ner er­gonomic and orthopaedic chairs are 100% made in Ger­many and brought to you ex­clu­sively by Ch­esters Collection.

Visit Block B-0-1 Me­gan Av­enue 1, 189 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur for a per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence or call 03-2166 4121 for more de­tails.

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