How to Adjust Your Office Chair

Source: Cornell
Published: May 2018

How to Adjust Your Office Chair

Circulated: August 16, 2019

An estimated 50% of workers in the industrialized world report experiencing back pain.

Steps to set your office chair (with gifs)

  1. Adjust the seat height so that your feet are flat on the ground and your legs form a 90-degree angle.

  2. Adjust the arm rests so they’re at elbow height with your shoulders relaxed, and your arms are at a 90-degree angle.

  3. Adjust the recline by leaning back to a comfortable distance and then locking it into place. The optimal angle is a 110-degree angle.

  4. Adjust your recline throughout the day. Shift positions to redistribute pressure and promote blood circulation.

  5. Adjust the lumbar support so it fits into the natural curve of your spine — about waist level.