These days, the use of ergonomic office chairs in Melbourne is beneficial for keeping our joints aligned, decreasing the stress placed on our bodies and for reinforcing good posture habits. Whether you spend your day sitting at a computer, reading, eating or writing, the use of one of these chairs, if properly adjusted, will give you endless health benefits.

Step 1: Place a sheet of paper on the seat in the spot where the dips of the chair suggest your bottom should be. You can then sit down.

Step 2: If both of your feet cannot touch the floor, located the lever underneath the seat and push it down to lower the chair to a more appropriate height. If you lower the seat as far as it will go and your feet still cannot touch the floor, you will need a footrest.

Step 3: Look at the angle that your knees form. If the chair has been adjusted correctly, they should form an angle that is greater than 90 degrees. You should also check the gap between the back of your legs and the edge of the seat; it should be between 2 and 3 inches.

Step 4: Try to pull the sheet of paper out from beneath you without getting up; it should slide out easily. If it doesn’t, you will need to adjust the backrest to decrease the amount of pressure your body is exerting when you sit.

To finish, you should relax your shoulders and stare straight ahead. Do you have to look up or down to see your computer screen properly? If you do, and your ergonomic office chair has been properly adjusted, you will need to adjust the height of your screen somehow so reduce the strain on your neck and eyes.