Adults are expected to spend long hours of the day sitting in offices and without good seating quickly develop back pains. However, what many have failed to realise until now is that the same applicable to students in classrooms where students are expected to sit for several hours a day. Beyond the physical stresses this can create, it can also affect many other aspects of a classroom learning. So here are four key reasons showing the importance of good ergonomic classroom chairs
- It encourages movement – Research carried out into the way in which humans sit has found that we are naturally prone to adjusting ourselves in a chair almost constantly. Be this either for balancing purposes or for getting into a new comfortable position altogether. Some of our Training Chair comes with rollers to encourage movement while sitting.
- Healthier muscles – Common classroom furniture gives room for bolt upright posture which was deemed suitable in the 20th century. However, it’s been found that instead of encouraging the healthiest posture, it actually leads to improper physical exertion on certain muscles which leads to poorer posture. Not to mention, students often choose to use the chairs to sit in different positions anyway, given the physical constraints. However, modern ergonomic designs take into account the most healthy position to sit and encourages proper muscle exertion with ease.
- Better learning – good ergonomic chairs are far more comfortable and thus allow for more relaxed students. In turn, this leads to a number of learning benefits including better attention levels, better memory and better concentration. In turn, this leads to a far easier environment in which to absorb information.