The Chair PDF Print E-mail


1. Adjust the height of your chair so that you have both feet comfortably on the floor.

2. The seat of the chair must be adjusted to have an angle downwards toward the front, so your hips are placed slightly higher than your knees. The more angle the seat has, and the higher you are seated (almost standing up) the better it is for your lower back and blood circulation. Not all office chairs have a seat tilt function. Set your chair up to obtain the best possible seat angle for you!

3. Adjust the angle of the back so that it supports the small of your back - not above or below. Sitting at comfortable arms length from your work, only the small of your back should be supported. Use the whole back support when you have a break.

4. Set the depth of the back support so that there is about the width of your hand between the back of your knees and the front of the chair.  If you are working with a set height desk, go straight to Footrest .

5. No sitting position is good for your back for a long period of time. If you have a 'Sit 2 Stand' desk it is a good idea to switch between standing and sitting while working several times a day as well as walking and stretching a little at regular intervals.