As a worker, unless you work an unusually active job, there’s a very strong chance that you’ll spend the majority of your time sitting down at a desk in front of a computer.

We know that too much sitting can be bad for your spine, posture, and back health in general, but at the same time, if you do invest in top quality adjustable office chairs, and use them in conjunction with a standing desk, you can enjoy all of the benefits, with none of the drawbacks.

Sitting at a desk for hours on end can take its toll on your body, which is why finding the best office chair for long hours is simply a must. The problem with this is that finding the best computer chair for long hours is easier said than done. 

To help you avoid the health complications that go with sitting for too long in a poor quality office chair, here’s a look at several tips to help you choose the best office chair for long hours.


Choose a breathable material


When picking the best adjustable office chairs, one of the most important considerations is the material that the chair is made from.

When you choose a chair to do your work in for long periods of time, the last thing you want is to overheat and to become sweaty and uncomfortable when you’re supposed to be working.

With the summer coming up, a lot of office chairs are made from materials that don’t provide sufficient airflow or let the skin breathe. What usually happens here is that you find during heatwaves that your skin sticks to the material and you sweat. Not only does this make you hotter, it’s also not very hygienic because your sweat then soaks into the chair itself. Yuck!

With a chair such as the SOLOS Classic Ergonomic Chair, as the back is made from a mesh material to provide airflow, this helps keep the back cool and allows your skin to breathe properly, thereby helping to keep you cool in hot weather.


Always choose an ergonomic chair


When the time comes for you to choose an office chair, you should always ensure that you choose an ergonomic chair.

An ergonomic chair is designed to be functional, comfortable, and supportive, making it ideal for people that work long hours.

An ergonomic chair such as the SOLOS Premium Ergonomic Chair is ideal because it will not only provide comfort, it will also provide support too. The SOLOS Premium Ergonomic Chair features 9 adjustment angles, mesh material to keep you cool, lumbar support, and an easy assembly.


Always choose an adjustable chair


If you are looking for the best computer chair for long hours, choosing an office chair that is adjustable is vital.

The thing about human beings is that we’re all different and consequently we are different sizes. This means that different people will need different sized chairs to keep their backs properly supported.

When choosing your new chair, make sure you choose a chair with an adjustable backrest. As mentioned, the SOLOS Premium Ergonomic Chair is a fine example of this, as it has 9 adjustment angles so you can ensure your back is straight and well supported at all times whilst you work.


Look for a ‘waterfall’ seat


If you are looking for the best office chair for long hours, experts recommend that you look for a chair with what is known as a waterfall seat. A waterfall seat is one which curves down at the front (like a waterfall) to prevent the seat from catching behind the user’s knees.

This seat should also be contoured to allow for even distribution of a person’s weight as they sit in it and work.

It should be noted that a waterfall seat isn’t the be-all and end-all of office seating options, but experts have found that these seat designs can benefit certain individuals, so this is certainly something worth considering.


Find a seat that leaves your joints feeling comfortable


Ideally, when you purchase adjustable office chairs, you should pick a chair that leaves your joints feeling comfortable at a 90-degree angle.

If you sit in a chair and find that your legs are uncomfortable when they’re at a 90-degree angle for example, this is a sign that the chair isn’t providing enough support and consequently you should look elsewhere.

Chairs such as the SOLOS Classic Ergonomic Chair have been designed to provide comfort and support to the joints from all angles, including 90 degrees.


Find a seat that you like the look of


Okay, we understand that the primary function of a chair should be to provide comfort and support, but even so, when you kit out your office with new furniture, the last thing you want there is an unsightly eyesore making the place look untidy.

When choosing the best office chair for long hours, after looking at the comfort and support elements, examine the chair and make sure you like the overall aesthetics of it.

The SOLOS Fashion Ergonomic Chair for example, features a sleek, modern, contemporary design that lends itself effortlessly to all manner of different decors and themes in an office environment.

Of course, the look of the chair shouldn’t be your primary deciding factor, but at the same time you are going to want to make sure that you do like the overall appearance of the chair in your office.


Choose a comfortable seat


Finally, last but certainly not least, we have comfort.

When you buy the best computer chair for long hours, make sure you find a chair that is comfortable. At the end of the day, if you aren’t comfortable when working, your work will suffer and you won’t be as productive.