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Office Chairs For People Who Are Big And Tall

If you have a desk job, you probably spend as much (if not more) time in your office chair as you do in your favorite chair at home. As you spend the better part of your work day in the seated position, having a chair designed specifically for your body isn’t just a matter of comfort — it’s a potential health issue as well. Having the proper desk chair at your office can provide you with significant health benefits and help prevent undue stresses on your body.

For most people, ergonomic chairs come in a wide variety of configurations and can be adjusted easily to sit comfortably. However, for big and tall people, finding the right office chair isn’t as easy because most ergonomic chairs are designed for people of average size. The irony is that big and tall people need the most help from ergonomic chairs due to the strain their body types put on their health. Therefore, finding an office chair for big and tall people can be even more important. Fortunately, there are manufacturers out there specializing in big and tall office chairs.

Big and tall desk chairs can differ from the standard office chair in several ways, and these differences are the features big and tall people should look for when choosing an office chair built specifically for them. These features include:

  • Sturdier base. Desk chairs for the big and tall often feature bases with seven legs instead of the standard five, providing greater stability and ease of movement.
  • Seat slide adjuster. These chairs also feature the ability to adjust the seat depth to accommodate people with longer-than-average legs more comfortably.
  • Tilt tension adjustment. Heavier individuals can benefit from the ability to adjust the tension in the chair back to provide more support when they lean back.
  • Adjustable arm rests. Arm rests that adjust up and down allow the user to position his or her arms and shoulders in a way that’s more natural for his or her body type. Arm rests that adjust laterally as well can help people with a wider body frame feel more comfortable.
  • Open-mesh upholstery. Chairs that feature mesh upholstery instead of foam can provide greater comfort by keeping the user cooler in warm weather.

Although most office furniture continues to be designed for people of average body types, the number of options available for big and tall people is growing. If standard office chairs aren’t meeting your specific needs, an office furniture retailer, such as Concept Seating, may be able to help you find a model that does.

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