Our chair offers the perfect conditions for ergonomic sitting. However, in order for you to sit in an ergonomic way, you have to adjust it to your body.
1. Seat height: Start with the seat height. First, sit upright on the chair. Make sure your feet are touching the floor. Now, adjust the seat height so that your thighs form an angle of around 90° with your knees. Your pelvis should be slightly higher than your knees so that your thighs form a slightly sloping line. This posture prevents your pelvis from tilting backwards and gives your spine enough freedom of movement.
2. Seat depth: You can find the right seat depth by using your thigh as a gauge. Sit up straight and lean your lower back against the backrest. In this position, there should be about a hand's width between the back of your knees and the front edge of the seat. Then, simply adjust the seat depth to your personal comfort level. Make sure you have enough space around your legs and behind your knees.
3. Armrests: The position of the armrests is determined by the length of your upper arms. Place your forearms on the rests and adjust the height so that your upper arms form an angle of at least 90° with your forearms. Make sure the armrests are not set too high, otherwise your shoulders will be pushed up, which can lead to tension. If you set the rests too low, a positive effect on your shoulders will not be achieved. Pay attention to your personal comfort here too.
4. Backrest: The backrest should be adjusted so that it supports you comfortably when you are sitting upright in the chair. A little give when you lean against it is okay: just pay attention to your comfort here. Don't be afraid to move as you work, leaning backwards and forwards is totally fine.
5. Lumbar support: Adjust the lumbar support so that it is about waist level. The support follows the natural curvature of a spine and helps to relieve your muscles.
6. Backrest resistance: Finally, set the backrest resistance. Whether you need more or less resistance depends largely on your body weight, but is also a question of personal comfort. You shouldn't feel like you're tipping backwards, but you shouldn't have to use force to lean back either.
After a while, you may feel the need to change the settings again. This is natural: sitting for a long time is a burden for your body. Make sure to take frequent breaks so that you're not sitting in the same position for too long.