If you are sitting in front of a computer all day, there's a good chance that you're going to find your shoulders slumping and your back not straight. This is because your back muscles are weak and you might not be in the habit of sitting up straight regularly. Luckily, there are some office chairs that can help you improve your posture. Here are some different office chairs that you can choose from.
1. Bouncing Stool
One option is to purchase a stool, rather than a chair, which will discourage you from leaning back since there is no backrest. This is a type of chair that you would use in conjunction to a normal office chair. A bouncing stool is especially effective because it will encourage you to move a lot more while you are working. The more you move, the more calories you burn, allowing you to get a mini workout in while you are processing spreadsheets. Make sure that you purchase a light weight bouncing stool because you will find yourself switching between it and your regular chair throughout the day as you get fatigued from the stool and need a break. When you find yourself feeling stiff, you can always switch back to the stool.
2. Yoga Ball Chair
Another option is a chair whose seat is one of those large exercise balls that is often used in yoga. This is a great option because it works similarly to the stool in that it forces you to engage your back and core muscles to stay balanced on the ball. Some ball chairs have backrests and others do not. If you are planning on using this for your chair full time, consider getting one with a backrest. If you're planning on switching it out with a different chair, again focus on getting one that is lightweight for you to move easily and don't worry about getting a backrest.
3. Leaning Chair
Finally, there is a chair that leans with you so that if you relax your core muscles to the point where you are no longer sitting up straight, the chair will react to this and lean in the same direction as you, increasing the effect and causing you to notice and correct it more quickly. Leaning chairs usually have a short backrest that will alert you to the fact that you are no longer engaging your core.
For more information talk to a company that specializes in office furniture, such as Desks, Inc.