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Wendy Gail Young

Professional Ergonomic Expert

Best Ergonomic Desk Chairs & Best Ergonomic Home Office Chairs

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Your chair is the most important component of your workspace environment as it supports your entire body and dictates your posture. The correct chair increases your comfort level, overall well-being and productivity.

All the ergonomically designed chairs listed here have adjustable features including seat height and depth, backrest height and angle and armrest height and width.

The Best of the Best section includes chairs that can be adjusted to fit most of the general population and some of the newest ideas or less well-known ergonomic design concepts.

With the best ergonomic desk chairs, you'll ensure your body posture is perfect while working on the computer. We suggest the best ergonomic home office chairs to meet your needs and fit your decor.

Best Ergonomic Chairs by Wendy Gail Young

The Best You Can Get

  • HÅG H05 5500 with Headrest

    Wendy says: What I love about the HÅG H05 chair is that it allows follows your body’s movement. When your body moves freely deep breathing is encouraged and this energizes and increases comfort and performance.

    Various adjustments are made with one lever and one wheel in seconds. The Swingback arms lets you easily swing the armrests back letting you get close to your desk.

    HÅG is great for the environment using recycled products to manufacture their chairs.

    • Seat depth, back height and forward and backwards tilt resistance
    • Floating and lockable tilt
    • SwingBack armrests allow you complete freedom
  • Neutral Posture N•tune Seating System

    Wendy says: The Neutral Posture N•tune™ Seating System allows the computer user to adjust their position to a comfortable sitting and standing height. This supports well-being and productivity as the body functions better with movement and relaxation that supports the circulatory and musculoskeletal system.

    The body rests while standing on the N•step and the feet rest on the N•position while seated, promoting a comfortable back. To change position from sitting to standing, move the chair back, and step onto the N•postion and then to the floor.

    • Back, seat, and arm height adjustment
    • Seat depth and arm width adjustment
    • Easy movement from sitting to standing
    • Increases body’s ability to recover and relax
    • Model # NPS8500-F3-L5-T3
  • BodyBilt Mid Back Task Chair

    Wendy says: This is one of the very first and very popular ergonomic task chair designed for long hours of computer use, providing excellent lower back support. The moderately contoured seat distributes weight while cushioning high-pressure points. Comfortek Fabric and memory foam combo gently cradles body, increasing comfort.

    Various optional features customize the chair to address many needs. The mechanism rocks from a center-pivot point under the seat, and allows for the backrest depth adjustment feature.

    The armrest adjustment is unique. Move it exactly where you want it instead of clicking into predetermined notches that may not fit your build. Good news for shoulder and arm comfort.

    • Back, seat, and exact armrest height adjustment
    • Seat depth and arm width adjustment
    • Inflatable lumbar cushion
    • Memory foam in seat cushion
    • Model # J757AN
  • Leap® - Fabric, Black Base

    Wendy says: Arms adjust to supports your wrists, forearms, shoulders and neck. As you recline, the seat glides forward keeping you in your “physical comfort zone” so you remain oriented to your work.

    The back changes shape and moves as your back moves. Its arms move as your arms move and its seat moves as your seat moves. This helps to support your unique shape and movement. Upper Back Force and Lower Back Firmness Control enables you to set a comfortable amount of upper back "push back" and maintain lower spine natural curve.

    • Seat height and depth adjustment
    • Arm height, width, and pivot adjustment
    • LiveBack® & Natural Glide System™ that moves with you
    • Upper back force and lower back firmness controls
  • Freedom Chair with Headrest

    Wendy says: Self-adjusting recline automatically provides proper support through the full range of recline motion and creates neutral posture angle between torso and legs. Dual pivot backrest automatically adjusts to the changing needs of the spine and provides up to 1" additional lumbar support.

    Synchronized armrests move in tandem to maintain equal armrest height position and provide 6" range of vertical motion. The headrest moves into place when you recline and out of the way when you sit upright and it has a 5" vertical adjustment. Contoured cushions cradle body contours and reduce pressure points.

    • Self-adjusting recline and dual pivot backrest
    • Synchronized armrests
    • Dynamic headrest
    • Contoured cushions decrease pressure points

You will be happy with any of these

  • BodyBilt Petite Task Chair

    Wendy says: This chair is designed with the petite worker in mind. It provides excellent lower back support and the slightly contoured seat distributes weight while cushioning high-pressure points. Comfortek Fabric and memory foam combo gently cradles body, increasing comfort.

    Various optional features customize the chair to address many needs. The mechanism rocks from a center-pivot point under the seat, and allows for the backrest depth adjustment feature.

    The armrest adjustment is unique. Move it exactly where you want it instead of clicking into predetermined notches that may not fit your build. Good news for shoulder and arm comfort.

    Tested: Model #J756AN.

    • Slightly contoured and narrow seat cushion for petite body frame
    • Back, seat, and exact arm height adjustment
    • Seat depth and arm width adjustment
    • Inflatable lumbar cushion
    • Memory foam in seat and backrest
  • BodyBilt Big and Tall (High Back)

    Wendy says: The Big & Tall Chair was built for the user with above average height and weight. This model is warranted up to 500 lbs with a steel reinforced seat structure. The moderately contoured seat distributes weight while cushioning high-pressure points. Comfortek Fabric and memory foam combo gently cradles body, increasing comfort.

    The armrest adjustment is unique. Move it exactly where you want it instead of clicking into predetermined notches that may not fit your build. Good news for shoulder and arm comfort.

    Tested: Model #S2504.

    • Moderately contoured seat 22% larger
    • Back, seat, and exact armrest height adjustment
    • Seat depth and arm width adjustment
    • Inflatable lumbar cushion
    • Memory foam in seat and backrest
  • Neutral Posture 8000 Series (High Back)

    Wendy says: The backrest on this chair provides lateral, upper back and lumbar support. It hugs your body and who couldn’t use an extra hug at work? The two-way adjustable headrest adds to the comfort and is best for those taller than 5’5”.

    Be prepared to sit in a totally open posture once you have adjusted the chair to fit. The knitted fabric, Cloud 9, along with the memory foam allows the body to gently carve out its shape creating ultimate comfort while cushioning high-pressure points.

    • Back, seat, and arm height adjustment
    • Seat depth and arm width adjustment
    • Lever adjusted inflatable lumbar cushion
    • Memory foam in seat and back
    • Model # NPS8500-H1
  • Aeron Chair

    Wendy says: The almost transparent fabric on the Aeron Chair is the first of its kind. It allows for the free flow of air to the body keeping the body cool and comfortable.

    What I like the most about the Aeron is the back support design, PostureFit. It provides lower back support from the sacrum to the lumbar. This is unique because when the sacrum area (below beltline) is supported the body maintains its natural curve easily. I also love the wide, soft armrests.

    Size A is for petite workers, Size B is average and Size C is for those above average height. I put all three sizes here because this chair does not adjust like the others do.

    • Breathable fabric keeps body cool
    • Seat height adjustable
    • Unique sacrum and lumbar support system
    • Wide soft armrests adjust in height and angle
    • Models A, B, or C
  • HÅG Balans Kneeling Chair

    Wendy says: The HÅG Balans is the original “kneeling chair.” The forward slanting seat and supportive leg cushion opens the hip angle creating a natural sitting posture. When the hips are shifted forward the spine and pelvis are in balance and the chest is open, improving breathing and flexibility.

    The HÅG Balans Chair encourages complete freedom for the body to move as it wants. This will result in reduced strain on the back, neck, and shoulders and allow you to fully concentrate on your work increasing productivity.

    • Alternative sitting allows for natural body movement
    • Made of recycled and recyclable materials
    • Pneumatic lift options

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