Why It’s Worth Investing In An Ergo Office Chair


investing in an ergo office chair

Do you spend hours sitting at your desk each day? If so, investing in an ergo office chair is one of the best decisions you can make for your health and productivity. 

Ergonomic chairs reduce strain and support your body, keeping you comfortable and focused all day.

What Makes an Office Chair Ergonomic?

Several features make a chair ergonomic:

Customisable: Adjustable seat height, depth, and tilt ensure a personalised fit.
Lumbar support: Aligns with your lower back curve. This feature is important for maintaining good posture.
Backrest: Supports your upper back, reducing strain during long hours.
Armrests: Adjustable armrests in height and width provide added comfort and support for arms and shoulders.
Seat cushioning: Helps distribute weight evenly, preventing pressure points.
Breathable material: Regulates temperature and keeps you cool.

The Health Benefits Are Clear

Proper ergonomics helps prevent and alleviate common issues like:

  • Lower back pain
  • Neck and shoulder tension  
  • Hip strain
  • Repetitive stress injuries

In at least one study, early ergonomic intervention – which included workplace ergonomic improvements – reduced the total number of absence days due to upper-extremity musculoskeletal disorders over 4-12 months compared to a control group.

Comfort Leads to Productivity

It's hard to focus on work when you're uncomfortable. Aches, pains, and stiffness can be majorly distracting. 

In fact, a National Pain Survey conducted by Chronic Pain Australia found that 3.6 million Australians felt pain at work, and it affected their performance.

With an ergo office chair, you can say goodbye to shifting, slouching, and squirming. Features like breathable mesh backs and cushioned seats keep you cool and supported so that you can concentrate on the task at hand. 

Many ergo chairs also have tilt functions that let you recline slightly, reducing pressure on your lower back.

Are Ergonomic Office Chairs Worth It?

While an ergo office chair may cost more upfront than standard chairs, its benefits make it a smart long-term investment. 

Consider this: you will likely spend over 90,000 hours of your life working. Investing in a chair that will keep you comfortable and pain-free during all those hours is well worth the cost.

Plus, by preventing injuries and strain, an ergonomic office chair can help you avoid expensive doctor visits, medications, and time off work. Healthier, happier employees are also more productive, so your company benefits too.

A Good Ergonomic Office Chair Is Good Economics

40% Productivity Boost
Ergonomic office designs increase productivity by 40%. Reducing work-related musculoskeletal disorders, which account for 41% of worker injuries, results in fewer health issues and less absenteeism.
$9.2 Billion Direct Health Cost
Musculoskeletal conditions affect many Australians, leading to $9.2 billion in direct health costs and additional productivity losses. This high prevalence greatly impacts the economy and workforce efficiency.
67% Improvement 
In one study, 67% of employees reported an improvement in their chronic pain with the introduction of office ergonomic furniture. Additionally, ergonomic investments can help increase employee retention.

Our Most Popular Ergo Office Chairs

Ergolink offers a variety of ergonomic chairs tailored to different body types and work needs, ensuring comfort and support:

Office Task Chairs
✅ Office task chairs offer all-day comfort with dual-density seat foam that moulds to your body.
✅ Modern designs and adjustable features ensure a custom ergonomic fit.

Mesh Office Chairs
✅ Mesh backs enhance air circulation for a cooler feel, ideal for long sitting periods.
✅ Ergonomic adjustments and easy-to-clean material make them a practical choice.

Small Office Chairs
✅ Ideal for users who prefer smaller seat depths to prevent knee pressure.
✅ Adjustable features provide a custom ergonomic setup for petite users.

Heavy Duty Office Chairs
✅  Support larger users, with KAB models rated for 225kg.
✅ Extra-strong steel frames and AFRDI Level 6 certification ensure durability and stability.

Choosing the Right Ergo Office Chair

Not all ergonomic chairs are created equal. When selecting your chair, consider several key factors to ensure you make the right choice:

Personal Fit

Evaluate your height, weight, and body proportions. The chair should adjust to fit your unique body shape and size for maximum comfort and support.

Daily Usage

Consider how many hours you'll be sitting daily. If you spend long hours at your desk, prioritise a chair with high adjustability and superior support.

Working Posture

Think about your typical working posture and tasks. Choose a chair that complements your posture and accommodates your work style, whether you need more upper back support or flexible armrests.

Workspace Layout

Take into account your office or home workspace layout. Ensure the chair complements your workspace and allows you to move freely.

In-Person Testing

Visit a showroom to test ergo office chairs in person. Reputable ergonomic furniture dealers have trained staff who can assess your needs and recommend chairs for you to try. 

Book an appointment at our Balcatta showroom.

General Recommendations

For Petite Users

Look for chairs with shorter seat depths and adjustable lumbar height. These features prevent pressure behind the knees and provide proper lower back support for smaller frames.

For Tall Users

Prioritise chairs with higher back heights and longer seat depths. These options ensure adequate support for the upper back and legs, reducing discomfort from prolonged sitting.

For Plus-Size Users

Choose chairs with higher weight capacities and wider seats. These chairs offer better stability and comfort, accommodating larger body sizes without compromising on ergonomic support.

For Home Offices

Consider stylish and functional chairs. A well-designed chair not only enhances the decor but also provides the necessary ergonomic features to support long hours of work at home.

Make the Upgrade Today

Ready to invest in your health and productivity? Visit our Balcatta showroom to compare a range of ergo office chairs.

If you can't make it in person, you can call (08) 9240 7066 or contact us online. We'll help recommend chairs that suit your unique needs. Your back will thank you!