With awareness of the various ailments and afflictions caused by sitting at a desk for long periods of time on the rise, there has been an increase in the sale of ergonomic office chairs in Melbourne. These chairs are designed to avoid as much of the discomfort that causes this ailments as possible, but how do you choose one that is right for your needs?

Firstly, you should look for an office chair that has an adjustable seat and back angle - this will allow you to alter the height and depth of the seat to conform to the shape of your torso. You should also find out whether the armrests are adjustable, as this will allow you to alter them according to your height and the length of your arms.

Ergonomic chairs should also have a high back coupled with a padded headrest, as this will provide your upper back, shoulders and neck with support. Believe it or not, but this can actually lower your chances of developing headaches. You should also check the weight specifications of the chair, as buying one that you are much too heavy for will cancel out its positive effects.

Finally, make sure that you try the ergonomic office chair out before purchasing, as this is the best way to test how comfortable it is. Take a minute or two to go through each of the adjustments to get an idea of how each of the features will benefit your health, and then make your final decision.