There are some fitness experts who claim that sitting is the new smoking. While it’s true that inactivity is a common source of poor health, sitting in a properly sized chair with the right alignment can protect your spine and make life out of the chair easier. Getting your chair adjusted properly is critical; so is getting up and moving when you get the chance!
You need a chair that is high enough to keep your knees at 90 degrees. The back should provide support that makes it easy to lean back and think or lean forward and work. The arms, if you opt to use them, should support your arms in such a way that you wrists can stay flat while your hands work on the keyboard. Nerd Fitess offers great suggestions on how to keep your brain engaged and productive without letting your body pay the price for your computer work and play lifestyle.
BestOffice Ergonomic PU Leather High Back Office Chair, Black
This well-constructed office chair will give you the support you need to sit comfortably and stand up easily. The BestOffice chair adjusts from 19″ to 23″ in height to avoid the posture problems caused by sitting too low.
The shipping weight is 68 pounds and there will be some assembly to finish once you get your chair. However, this chair offers a comfortable combination of firm seat and plush back cushions, so your work will definitely be worth it!
The back cushion is 28″ high. While the headrest isn’t adjustable, it should work for most folks 6′ and under. This chair offers a 360 degree swivel and will rock back, but doesn’t recline. The weight limit is 250 pounds.
TOPSKY Executive Office Chair Large Leather Chair with Adjustable Headrest High Back
TOPSKY offers plenty of flexibility with this chair. The back angle can be adjusted to suit any working style. The headrest can be adjusted up and down, or removed altogether if not needed. The cushioning is plush but not squishy; it will hold up and give you great support. Even the armrests are well padded for long term comfort. The adjustable headrest is designed to tilt forward to protect your neck from arching backwards.
The TOPSKY Executive chair adjusts from 19 inches to 22.5 inches off the floor. While the seat cushions are quite supportive and firm, the top height may be too low for tall users. Additionally, the design of the chair features “wings” at the shoulders that may press against you uncomfortably if your shoulders are especially wide.
This chair offers 360 degrees of rotation, a tilting back that can be locked into place, and the ability to rock back. It will hold up to 330 pounds. While it doesn’t recline, there are enough ways to adjust this chair that most everyone can find a comfortable way to work!
Christies Home Living Best Selling Leather With White Stitch Office Chair
The Christies chair is built to look and feel great. This chair offers a seat depth of 19 inches, slightly shorter than many executive chairs. If you’re shorter than average, this can reduce the amount of rubbing and chafing at the back of the knees.
This chair is extremely flexible, providing from 20.5 to 24 inches in seat height to suit users from petite to tall. The maximum weight limit is 250 pounds. The Christies chair will lean back for a stretch or a thinking break, but doesn’t recline.
While the Christies chair doesn’t offer an adjustable headrest, the cushioning on the headrest and around the shoulders is quite soft. You can easily lay your head back on this cushion and find a comfortable nesting spot if you need to close your eyes. The armrests offer a bit of padding for comfort.
The delivery weight of this item is only 41 pounds. If you’re planning to assemble it alone, this may be the ideal chair for you!
Ficmax Ergonomic High-back Large Size Office Desk Chair Swivel Black PC Gaming Chair with Lumbar Massage Support and Retractable Footrest
If you’re looking for a chair to live in, this may be the one! From footrest to fully extended back for a quick nap, the Ficmax chair can take up to 300 pounds in weight and still keep you comfortable.
While this chair is well-built for larger folks, tall people may struggle a bit with the limited seat height adjustment; the seat can be set from 18″ to 22″ off the floor. However, the seat cushion is quite durable and will give you plenty of support. The headrest is adjustable for great neck support.
For those who struggle with hand, wrist or upper back issues, please note that the armrests can be removed if you find them problematic. They can also be adjusted in and out for more space if needed. Finally, the lumbar support features not only comfort for your low back but offers massage for long hours at the desk!
La-Z-Boy Delano Big & Tall Executive Bonded Leather Office Chair
If you’re looking for a durable chair with classic wooden styling, this is the chair for your office. It’s a chair rated for big and tall users; this office chair will take up to 400 pounds in weight. The seat height off the floor can be lifted to over 24 inches for healthy angles at the knees and hips.
From seat to headrest, this chair is nearly 28″ inches of plush comfort. The seat cushion is constructed of memory foam for durability and has a waterfall edge to protect the back of your knees and promote circulation.
This chair offers 360 degrees of rotation and has not only a tilting feature but a tilting spring tensioner to increase or decrease the amount of resistance you feel when leaning back. It does not recline.
While most office furniture moving to metal construction, this chair offers a warm wood tone for a classic decorative touch.
Mophorn Executive Chair PU Leather High Back Office Chair Ergonomic Design Office Reclining Chair with Footrest 360 Degree Swivel Black Computer Napping Chair
The Mophorn Executive office chair has some surprises for you! While it looks like a regular office chair when upright, the back reclines and a built-in footrest makes it easy to stretch your legs out for a quick relaxation break.
This chair offers large casters with easy rolling for relocation from workspace to workspace. The base is quite wide to allow for reclining and reduce the risk of tipping. While the headrest isn’t adjustable, the foam cushioning of this chair is quite dense and will provide great comfort and great support at the same time.
The leaning mechanism can be locked in place for greater stability. Please note that the footrest needs to be extended and replaced manually. It’s also important to remember that this chair is only rated to 250 pounds. If you are over that limitation, recline with care.
DX Racer DOH/IS132/N Black Racing Bucket Seat Office Chair Racing Style Ergonomic Computer Chair Comfortable Desk Chair DXRACER Rocker
The DX Racer will keep your fingers flying and your spine well-supported. This is a chair built for focus and dedication to the work in front of you. Whether you’re gaming, coding or writing, give your posture a break and consider this hearty chair.
When making your chair selection, be certain to choose the chair best suited to your height and weight. In the Drifting Series, anyone 5’9″ or less and under 200 pounds would do well to select the chair with the conventional tilt mechanism. The next larger chair will suit any user between 5’10” and 6’1″ tall and not more than 250 pounds. The iron series will be best suited to users up to 300 pounds and taller than 6’1″.
This chair offers a little tilt, but this is not a napping tool. The headrest is permanently attached, the arms can be adjusted up and down and the fabric cushion cover is made of mesh, not leather or vinyl, for a cool, comfortable seat and hours of working support.
High-Back Overstuffed Executive Chair with Rolled Upholstered Arms, Black
The executive chair offered by Flash Furniture has all the necessaries and a lot more. This plush office chair features a waterfall seat cushion for healthy circulation and well cushioned arms and back for a supportive seat you can sink into.
This chair features 360 degrees of rotation and a tilting mechanism and tension control. The broad castered base will move where you need to go easily, reducing the risk of tilting and tipping over.
The high back and well-padded headrest will give you the chance to close your eyes and think or catch a bit of rest. Also please note that this chair is built with CA117 fire retardant foam for your safety.
La-Z-Boy Hyland Executive Bonded Leather Office Chair
La-Z-Boy products are built to last. This chair is similar to the Big & Tall chair listed above, but is a bit lighter to move and a little lower to the ground. The elegant coffee brown leather and beautiful wood finish are gorgeous.
This chair offers multiple layers of comfort. The seat, which adjusts easily from 20 to 24 inches off the floor, is built in multiple layers of memory foam for durability and years of wear. The back features an Air Lumbar system that moves with you for plenty of support and comfort.
These chairs run about 10 pounds more than many of the office chairs in this listing; if you’re planning to do your own assembly, be prepared for some extra work to get the chair container in the space where you want to assemble it. However, once this chair is put together, you can enjoy it for years!