One of the characteristics that have earned the Factor Chair by Global Furniture Group a great recognition for being a highly ergonomic piece is its ability to reduce the amount of weight that is dropped on the user’s spine by up to 10%. However, this is a feature that not everyone knows how to take advantage of, and one of the keys to doing this is to use the design’s armrests.

Failure to use the armrests of your chair is synonymous with increased risk and pressure on your spine, which quickly results in back pain and muscle discomfort. To avoid making dysfunctional use of your Factor chair, you should pay close attention to how you are using the armrests. So these five key tips will help you make the most of your chair’s armrests:

  • Adjust the height of your armrests to the height of your elbows so that you don’t have to force your body to one side and force your neck and spine.
  • Don’t exceed the height of your armrests. Adjust them so that your shoulders remain at the proper height, so as not to favor stress and tension in the neck.
  • When you have to take an object that is far away, and you don’t want to get up from the chair, don’t stretch your arms and torso over the armrests many times a day, or you’ll end up favoring muscle fatigue in the neck and back.
  • When the armrests are adjusted to the correct distance from the sides of your body, you’ll have no problem getting in and out of your office chair.
  • Make sure the armrests aren’t set higher than the height of the desk where you are using your keyboard. This will cause additional discomfort to you and gradually deteriorate the chair.
Factor Office Chair
Source: Global Furniture Group