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How to Choose Office Furniture That Protects Your Health July 7, 2017

Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown, Washington
How to Choose Office Furniture That Protects Your Health, Washington, District Of Columbia

When you have a desk job, it isn’t uncommon for you to spend multiple hours sitting in a chair. As such, it’s important to your overall well-being that you create a healthy workspace—choosing appropriate office furniture can be the difference between an aching back and a productive work day.

EvensonBest is an elite business furniture distributor with three convenient locations in Washington, D.C., Berkeley Heights, NJ, and New York, NY. With over 20 years of experience, they know what it takes to equip your office with pieces that protect your well-being. To start, they recommend choosing chairs that are comfortable, encourage good posture, and are appropriate for your height. 

Top 3 Considerations to Keep in Mind for the Best Office Furniture


office furnitureWhen it comes to choosing a desk chair, opt for one that provides enough comfort and support throughout the day. Look for chairs with cushions to provide adequate padding. Without this feature, you will put unnecessary stress and pressure on your tailbone.


Good posture is key in preventing back and neck pain, so choose a chair that is designed to support the natural shape of your spine. For example, while seated, your shoulders should be positioned directly above your hips. To encourage this, find a backrest that sits at a 90-degree angle but is shaped to mimic your vertebrae. 


Most chairs range in height from 16 to 21 inches. Your feet should rest flat on the floor, and your arms should be even with the height of your desk. If the average chair is either too short or too tall for you, opting for custom-made furniture may be necessary. Settling for a piece of office furniture that does not match your height or body type can result in discomfort and possible injuries over time. 

Choosing appropriate office furniture is key to a successful work day and your long-term health. If you’re ready to upgrade the chairs in your workspace, the team at EvensonBest is here to help. For more information on their services, visit their website. To speak with a member of their staff at one of their three locations, call (202) 540-5700 for Washington, D.C., (212) 549-8000 for New York, or (908) 663-2700 for New Jersey.

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