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5 Reasons Why Ergonomic Chairs Are Key for Good Health

uThrone ergonomic gaming office chair good for back

Everyone loves a good deal. However, when it comes to furniture, cheaper often doesn’t translate to better. Many have talked about the importance of ergonomics in the workplace, but ergonomics at home is equally important. This is especially since you spend most of your time at home, be it lounging on the sofa or catching a quick nap.  

Here are some reasons why ergonomic chairs are so important.

    1. Better for your back

    The first, and perhaps most obvious reason, is simply that ergonomic chairs are better for your back.  

    While a lot of good posture comes down to self-discipline, having a chair that is built to support your back helps tremendously. A soft, plush sofa might initially feel like a real luxury to sit in, but it would also encourage slouching. Short-term effects of slouching include spinal strain and back pains, and more serious issues such as spinal misalignment and nerve irritation may also arise in the long run. In short, nothing good comes out of bad posture. 

    The uThrone Gaming Massage Chair is engineered to provide good support. With soft-to-touch memory foam cushions, it provides sufficient support to the neck, shoulders, and lumber for maximum comfort. This not only prevents slouching but keeps the back in the ideal position. 

    2. Decreases the risk of injuries

    You may laugh — can something as mundane and simple as the way I sit really put me at a risk of injuries? The answer is: yes, it can. 

    As mentioned above, slouching can lead to strains and pains. Whenever your body is stressed, it runs at a diminished ability, which can affect performance of day-to-day tasks. This could potentially lead to injuries, especially for those of us who work in high-risk environments with machinery. 

    Prevention is better than cure and ensuring proper posture throughout the day can help. 

    Besides helping to maintain good posture, the uThrone Gaming Massage Chair comes equipped with V-Hand Technology™, OSIM’s patented massage technology which mimics the comforting touch of a real masseuse. Soothe away any existing aches and pains for a refreshed and renewed focus in the days ahead. 

    3. Takes pressure off the hips

    When sitting down, most of the pressure is on our hips. Improper alignment of the hip and pelvis is very often the cause of hip pain, an issue caused by chairs without proper support. 

    Unfortunately, it is all too common for people to sit with their pelvis tilted backwards in what is known as posterior pelvis tilt, causing strain on ligaments and muscles in the back.  

    On the other hand, ergonomic chairs provide a suitable seat depth, thus taking pressure of the hips and alleviating you of hip pain.  

    4. Increases blood circulation

    Poor posture can cause poor blood circulation, which can increase the risk of diseases such as heart disease and osteoporosis 

    On the other hand, sitting at 90° angles have the opposite effect. This is especially so for those who live sedentary lifestyles and don’t move much. 

    If you spend long hours sitting down, you can also counteract the effects with the uPulse Mat EMS Leg Massager. This handy mat creates bioelectrical impulses, stimulating muscle contractions  which will massage your legs from within. No more pins and needles! 

    5. Fits your body just right

    When it comes to chairs, there's no such thing as a perfect fit. At least, not without adjustments. After all, no two bodies are the same (even twins don’t have the same measurements, and that says a lot!). 

    But it’s not you, it’s them. You’d notice that sofas, recliners, and even certain office chairs comes in a one-size-fits-all. While this is certainly more cost effective, it is not necessarily the best for your body. As they say, ‘health is wealth’. You’ll thank yourself for making the switch years down the road.  

    The backrest of the uThrone Gaming Massage Chair can easily be adjusted up to 145° for maximum comfort to suit people of all shapes and sizes. Plus, the height and armrests can also be easily adjusted to suit your unique body. 

    Selecting the best chair for your needs 

    After a long day of work, all you want to do is lounge on the sofa, but make sure you do it right. Decompress with a good massage and sit back while enjoying the hottest shows

    Shop the uThrone Gaming Massage Chair at intl.osim.com and enjoy good back health.