Erika Brock. Chair. August 27th , 2017.
Do not make the error of believing that just because you have an ergonomic office chair that you can sit slumped before the computer all day and not feel any kind of back or neck pain. You still should be aware to a good sitting position, and sit with your feet flat on the floor, to avoid strain or injury.
The smooth feel of the recycled plastic is also very appealing. You do not have to worry about getting splinters or slivers in your legs when you are wearing shorts. Plus it is just so much nicer to run your hands along the smooth handrails of a recycled plastic chair as compared to the rough edges of a natural wood chair.
An alternative to untreated wood is painted or weather treated wood. This extends the durability of the rocking chair and can make the chair weatherproof. Some people will prime and paint the untreated wood and that will help it last several more years. A water sealant can also be added to untreated wood, but will have to be reapplied every year.
There are many office chairs now being produced that are intended to work well for people who already have back injury or strain. These chairs can offer new positions that can limit strain on already bothersome areas, while still allowing the person to work efficiently.
Mesh chairs - I first saw a mesh chair about 15 years ago, though I suppose they have been around a bit longer than that. These are basically task or executive chairs that have a mesh back. Most are still fully adjustable and ergonomic, but the mesh back provides great ventilation and breathability. Some even have mesh seats!
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