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Ergohuman Plus Office Chair

It can get very difficult to differentiate between some ergonomic office chairs, particularly when the names are very similar but, suffice to say, the Ergohuman Plus is the top of the range in the Ergohuman stakes, with plenty to offer the health-conscious office worker. The Ergohuman Plus is the top of the range mesh office chair.

This model is ninety eight percent recyclable and has more aluminium detailing than its close relatives, so it’s a smart looking chair with a strong frame. Its long list of adjustment possibilities mean the Ergohuman Plus can be altered to suit everyone.

One lever controls the three main adjustment areas of seat height, seat depth and back tilt, all of which get the chair to fit the smallest or tallest person. The height adjustment can cater for five foot to six foot four inches and the seat depth is particularly important, as correct adjustment keeps your back in contact with the back rest, while reducing any pressure that could fall on the knees, if the seat pad didn’t match you leg length. Like in a car, the back tilt gets the body in a good position for the arms to reach their place of work comfortably.

Arm rests are really important, as they support your arms and therefore also reduce any pull on your shoulders, guiding your hands to the desk or computer keyboard. The arm rests on the Ergohuman Plus offer multidimensional adjustments, meaning up, down, backwards, forwards and also in and out. Making sure that your elbows are placed comfortably near your body rather than splayed at a wide angle makes a huge difference to overall support.

The Plus has a seat tilt option which helps take pressure off the spine but only when adjusted correctly for its user. It really does pay to get all adjustments set to meet your needs, or the ‘ergonomic’ quality of the chair will be there in name only.

Lumbar support is essential and this ergonomic office chair boasts autoflex zones for added comfort and that important support. Adjusting the seat back will get this important feature to work for you and make long days seems less stressful.

With a matching headrest, this office must-have oozes comfort and, in a choice of either mesh or leather upholstery, you really do feel loved.

Ergohuman Plus Office Chair
Ergohuman Plus Office Chair

Enjoy Office Chair

Enjoy Ergonomic High Back Mesh Office Chair is designed and made with the total comfort of human-kind in mind. The Enjoy office chair fuses art and science, with flex zones that ensure constant support of back and lumbar, multi-dimensional adjustable arm rests for unparalleled support and a height-adjustable pivoting headrest for full crane support. The Enjoy was designed specifically for those who are in an office chair for more than eight hours a day, and require Intensive Use Seating to keep them comfortable for long periods of time. Esthetics, form and function allow this ergonomic chair to utilize a synchro tilt mechanism with infinite lock, sliding seat, pneumatic height adjustment and headrest all in one very unique ergonomic chair

Enjoy Specification:

  • Seat Height Control
  • Seat Depth Adjustment (Seat Slide)
  • Backrest Tilt Tension Control
  • Backrest Tilt Angle Adjustment
  • Backrest Height Adjustment
  • Armrest Height Adjustment
  • Armrest Angle Adjustment
  • Headrest Height and Angle Adjustment
  • Available in Black Mesh (leather combinations also available) – other colours available to order/please contact us for details
  • Outstanding 5 Year Manufacturers Guarantee
  • Delivery 2-3 working days
Enjoy Office Chairs
Enjoy Office Chairs

Enjoy conforms to BS 1335-2:2000 Specification for performance requirements and tests for office chairs. Office pedestal seating for use by persons weighing up to 110kg and for use up to 8 hours a day, including type-approval tests for individual components

BS 1335-2 specifies performance requirements and test methods for the structural safety and stability of office pedestal seating when used by persons weighing up to 110 kg, or when used for up to 8 hours a day, including chairs for use with tables and desks higher than those specified in BS EN 527-1.

It also specifies requirements and test methods for type-approval of bases, columns, seat actions, back stems and locking devices.

BS 1335-2 seeks to ensure that the seating will not become a danger or cause injury to users when it is used as office seating in a manner which is foreseeable.

Sitting Correctly

Have you ever thought about how important it is to sit in the right position?
The majority of people subconsciously sit in the most comfortable position they can. It is fine to do this occasionally, but not a good practice for many hours of work. If you don’t take regular exercise and your work is desk bound, you might end up with back problems. Office workers often complain about stiff back, sour neck and lower back pain. Some companies will offer free gym membership or yoga lessons, in house back training exercises, and even massage services. The office furniture is also important: sitting on the right type of office chair should not be overlooked. Nowadays, office chairs are specifically designed to suit specific needs and tasks. Some of the most ergonomic office chairs are fully adjustable to the human body, which include adjustable arms, knee tilt and back height. Some of the leather office chairs are incredibly comfortable for many hours of work. The foam of the seat can be molded in a very ergonomic shape that fits perfectly the curves of the human body. Some will argue that Mesh fabric also stretches to your body shape giving well-distributed support.

Once you are equipped with the right chair, you should follow basic guidelines regarding your position. One of these is to sit in an upright position with your elbows at a 90-degree angle, while typing. Additionally, your monitor should be levelled with your eyes, or slightly lower, and at a comfortable distance, neither too far, neither too close. It is also important to move your legs on a regular basis to avoid feeling numb. If you don’t want to get up, flexing your feet and tiptoeing will also be beneficial. Simple exercises like these will help avoiding thrombosis, as it will help pumping the blood up to the heart (a well-known advice on long distance flights). Standing up from time to time, stretching or taking a brisk walk will also help. Ideally you should also take a 10-minute-pause from looking at the screen – at least every two hours. Use this time wisely to do your filing, post the mail or tidy up your desk. All in one it is necessary to have the right office chair to sit on and work at, combined with a healthy living, you should enjoy many hours of work while becoming more productive.
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Ergonomic Chairs and correct posture
Ergonomic Chairs and correct posture

Choosing an Office Chair

Knowing about good posture is very important but, whilst looking for this information, I came across a mention of how bad posture affects more than just your back.

If you sit poorly, it doesn’t take your muscles long to think that this position is the way it’s going to be and your muscles work alongside this bad posture, causing an imbalance in muscle support. Also, if you slouch, you are restricting digestion, circulation and breathing and your bones aren’t too happy about it either.

Once the aches and pain start in places like your neck, shoulders and back, maintaining a sitting position for any length of time becomes difficult and you may have to restrict sitting to twenty minutes or so, then move around to give your muscles and your skeletal frame a change of position, before returning to your earlier task.

If you have a job that allows regular movement e.g. a shop assistant, moving and changing position is part and parcel of the requirements of the post. If you are in a sedentary job (the list is endless!), that earlier acquired bad posture and its accompanying aches and pains is going to cause havoc e.g. discomfort, irritability, distraction and concentration problems.

The truth is that we probably don’t know what good posture entails i.e. does it mean more than sitting with a straight back?

How are you sitting now?
Good posture includes having your feet firmly on the floor: dangling feet and crossed legs are definitely ‘no go’ areas. Your tailbone should be right up to the back of the chair and so should your back, unless you are slanting slightly forward, in which case the line between your head, chest and pelvis should be straight (not curved).

So, these points indicate a good sitting posture but that’s not the end of the story. The chair is only good for you if it’s ‘user-friendly’ in relation to the height of your table or desk, as your forearms need to reach the task in a horizontal position.

This is where ergonomic office chairs are worth their weight in gold. They adjust not only to support your back but also to meet your height. The arm rests can be adjusted to ensure horizontal support for your hands and, together, you are sitting comfortably and working well.

There is quite a range of adjustable chairs, as each of us is different and an ergonomic chair means that the chair fits you and not the reverse! When choosing a suitable office chair, it will pay you to call on the advice of someone knowledgeable in ergonomics, to make an assessment of both your skeletal frame and the duties of your job. This will make sure that you choose the office chair that meets your needs. Some office chair to consider is the Ergohuman Chair or the best selling ergonomic mesh office chair The Enjoy Office Chair.

Elementary, don’t you think?

Choosing an office chair is difficult, so lets start with a good all rounder. Enjoy Office Chairs are very popular as they are comfortable and excellent value for money. The best selling Enjoy Chair is from the same range of Mesh Office Chairs as the Ergohuman Office chair.
The Ergohuman is a tried and tested office chair with extra lumbar support helps to support the back thereby influencing better posture. Take a look at the Ergonomic Office Chairs for more information on the different choices

Ergohuman Office Chairs
Ergohuman Office Chairs
Enjoy Office Chairs
Enjoy Office Chairs

Why Not Test-Drive the Ergohuman Office Chair?

In the arena of ergonomic office chairs, mesh seems to be the way forward, though leather and fabric still have their place, allowing the price of a good chair to be available to all classes of people. The Ergohuman chair is one of these and watching the chair in action, you’ll be forgiven for thinking the user is buying a car, as he or she uses the controls to get the chair absolutely correct for posture and comfort,  before giving it a test drive.

With a single lever, you are able to adjust this office chair’s height, its seat depth and the chair back tilt.  Watching the many arm rest adjustments being made then reminded me of that popular transformer toy, as the arms were heightened, widened, positioned and re-positioned, until they suited the user.  These adjustments looked so simple and the height of the back rest can be raised or lowered to get the automatic flexible lumbar support matching your personal body frame, even without getting out of the chair!  The chair’s tilt and its locking mechanism mean that you can be very laid back in your ergonomic chair.

The Ergohuman chair comes with arm rests, polished aluminium base and frame and with black castors.  The optional headrest is height-adjustable and one of the Ergohuman range of office chairs, the mirus chair boasts a zero-pressure cushion on this ergonomic chair.

This chair is absolutely stunning and comes in a range of inviting yet serviceable colours, all of which are washable.  The metal frame at the back of the chair is revolutionary and shows just how much thought has gone into giving exceptional back support.  Make sure you take one for a test drive.

Call the office chair specialists at Simply Ergonomic for advice on the Ergohuman Chair Range