Infographic Credit: Gaming Chair Insider
Infographic Credit: Gaming Chair Insider
Study after study shows how unhealthy it is to sit for long periods of time each day. Those of us who work at the computer from home or at a desk in an office setting cringe a little each time we hear these dire results. I always want to whine, “Whaaat am I supposed to dooooo????”
Some tasks simply must be done at the desk and working at a computer (as I do) requires sitting, right? Well… maybe not.
Stand up desks are becoming pretty popular and I can’t help but think we’ll all benefit from it. While most of us don’t want to invest all kinds of money into a new desk, stand up or otherwise, three is an ingenious Fully Assembled Desk Converter on Amazon that checks off our three primary concerns…
When you click through the link (Fully Assembled Desk Converter), you’ll find more pictures and information. There’s a knock-out infographic midway down the page that’ll tell you everything you need to know.
When putting together ideas for a Christmas Gift Guide for Office Workers, I happened to think of the other superstars out there who these gifts would also be ideal for…
The list goes on and on. Basically this gift guide is for you – whoever you are.
Having said that, it is also available in a beautiful black – for people who aren’t…. ahem… as completely and unapologetically clutzy as me. Which is pretty much everyone.
I think what I love most of all, however, is the fact that it’s adjustable, meaning it allows its user to stand if they choose to. I’ve been trying to spend more time standing during the day because the studies that are conducted on sitting for long hours every day are kind of horrifying. When you’re an office worker an/or work from home, standing isn’t easy when you have to spend so much time on the computer.
Enter the adjustable laptop stand!
Read more about the Adjustable Height Laptop Stand by clicking the link. It really is a thoughtful (and affordable gift idea.)
The Gaiam Balance Ball Chair, developed under the consultation of chiropractic pioneer Dr. Randy Weinzoff, greatly alleviates the aching back/legs/arms syndrome that comes from working at a desk for hours. Designed for people between 5-feet and 5-feet, 11-inches tall, this unique chair employs the same balance ball used in your workout routine, but with an adjustable support bar, easy-glide casters, an air pump, and a desktop guide to help keep you moving. Designed by leading health and fitness experts, the Gaiam Balance Ball chair helps relieve pain and promote proper spinal alignment, posture, a healthier back, and overall well-being.
The Balance Ball Chair is an effective tool for strengthening core muscles and improving spinal alignment.
See Gaiam Balance Ball for a closer look. Personally, I can’t wait to take one for a test drive!
I know, right?
This ergonomic best-seller has more than just great looks going for it, a lushly padded back and seat mean all day comfort. Which is, of course, only everything to those of us with backsides planted in our chair most of the day.
Click through the link or image for a closer look.
See more ergonomic desk chairs on Amazon.
Everyone has certain things about desk chairs they feel strongly about – deal breakers, so to speak. Some people insist on high backs, some insist on leather, and some people refuse to even look at a chair unless it’s basic black.
As for me, my “deal breaker” is wheels. I gotta be able to roll in a moment’s notice. I’m professional like that.
The handsome High Back Executive PU Leather Ergonomic Office Desk Computer Chair shown here would make a lot of our “wish lists” for desk chairs. This leather chair has a high back, is basic black and, look… wheels for rolling around like the big shot you are.
It also has a “bonus” feature we’re all pretty wild about – a great price.
Click through the picture or link for more information.
Whether you work from a home office like me and one of my cats (the other’s a “trophy cat,” allergic to work) or work from a traditional office, managing your space is a constant concern. It seems like we never have enough room, doesn’t it?
Apparently someone decided to think, not only outside of the box, but off of the floor.
The desks you see here are the different colors available for the Prepac Floating Desk with Storage and I’m completely smitten. They’re currently on sale on Amazon with savings around $60.
Apparently a lot of people are just as impressed as I am, as of right now, there’s only one of the white floating desks available. While it is gorgeous, I think my favorite one is the Espresso (shown at the top). Admittedly, it may be the name “Espresso” that makes me partial to it. The black floating desk (at the bottom) is also uncommonly handsome. I guess it just depends on which one compliments the rest of your furniture.
Floating Desk Features:
Floating Desk Description:
Optimize your space with Prepac’s innovative and stylish wall mounted desk. Perfectly suited for any home office, den, living room, kitchen or entryway. The stable work surface is perfect for your computer or simply as a place to get your work done. The side compartments and top shelf provide functional storage and visual appeal. Installation is a breeze with Prepac’s innovative metal hanging rail system. Proudly manufactured in North America using CARB-compliant, laminated composite wood. Ships Ready to Assemble, includes an instruction booklet for easy assembly and has a 5-year manufacturer’s limited warranty.
See Prepac Floating Desk with Storage or click through any of the pictures for more information.
While I have absolutely nothing against black or brown desk chairs, the ones that step (I guess that’d be roll) out of the norm with an unexpected hue always catch my eye. My current desk chair is a really handsome shade of gray and I’m wild about it.
I’m also wild about the HON HVL220 Task Chair for Office or Computer Desk, Navy, pictured above. Seriously, is that a knock-out color or what?
For a task chair with a little bit more support, check out the basyx by HON HVL220. The contoured seat and back provide extra support for long lasting comfort, and the adjustable height arms accommodate many different sized users.The maximum weight capacity of the chair is 250lbs.
If you can’t see the slideshow below, click the following link! –Blue Computer or Desk Chairs for the Office
I hear from a lot of cool office freaks who are just as obsessive as I am…. well, close…. with office supplies, furniture, and organizers. It’s always good to see you aren’t alone in your freakiness. Many of you are particularly obsessed with desk chairs. As someone who spends a crazy amount of time in her home office in such a chair, I fully support this obsessive approach.
The chair on which you ride through the day greatly determines the kind of day you have. And night for that matter, because if your chair isn’t just right, your back, hips, and/or neck will surely let you know about it.
A lady told me a few weeks ago that she’d tried every kind of chair known to office workers over the years. She was searching for “just the right one” for a bad hip. Apparently she’d shelled out all kinds of money for fancy pants chairs through time only to find her hip still hurt at night.
She told me that, ironically, she found a “task chair” on sale one day in an office supply store, sat down in it and liked the way it felt. She said it was on sale, so she didn’t mind buying it on the spot. She has used it ever since because she found it to be more comfortable than every other chair she’d used.
I can relate, as a matter of fact. We have several high-back, high-end desk chairs in our home. A few members of the family have had serious back issues, so I insisted that the “fancy pants” chairs go to them. I grabbed a task chair that we had and don’t have a single complaint.
As I’ve written before, a car wreck years ago left me with a back that can be problematic. Rainy weather can be a sore subject, sitting too long or, ironically, standing too long leads to copious amounts of Ibuprofen, and Heaven forbid I lift anything remotely heavy. And yet, I wouldn’t take anything for my handsome little task chair! I don’t experience stiffness, low back pain, or any of that lovely stuff.
Naturally, only you know for sure what kind of desk chair is best for you.
Some determining factors when selecting an office chair:
The leather task chairs shown in this post are from Office Depot. The black one (at the top) is the Dorra Bonded Leather Task Chair, 37 2/5in.H x 26 2/5in.W x 27 2/5in.D, Black and the brown one (below) is the Dorra Bonded Leather Task Chair, 37 2/5in.H x 26 2/5in.W x 27 2/5in.D, Brown.
They are currently on sale for just $59.99. If you order online, you can get free delivery, with a 1-3 day estimated delivery. At that price, I honestly want a few just to have on stand-by.
Pillowed cushioning on seat and back keeps you comfortable!
Click through either link or any of the pictures for more information.