Small changes – big differences

Sitting in a Malmstol gives you a fantastic ergonomic starting point to withstand the pressure and forces that affect your body when you sit. The chair is only part of the puzzle. To work healthily, you also need to adapt the workspace to your needs.

Ergonomic checklist

  • It is important that you carefully adjust your chair to take full advantage of its ergonomic features. Follow our instructional videos, or get in touch, and we will help you.

  • Sit slightly reclined, at about a 15 angle. This is the position that most people find the most comfortable, regardless of chair type. The position is stable and relieves body weight against the chair.

  • Sit far back on the seat. This gives you full contact with the backrest, allowing it to provides support and relief where it's needed. Make sure your seat cushion is not pulled out so far as to prevent your back from reaching the backrest.

  • Sit at a reasonable height in relation to the floor – not too high. Your back should be able to reach the backrest as you sit slightly tilted back and reach down to the floor with your feet. This is to create balance in the chair and reduce pressure on the thighs

  • Adjust the table height to the chair – not the other way around. You should not have to lift your shoulders to reach the table. If the table is too low, you will tend to stoop forward, which is very strenuous in the long run.

  • The monitor height should be adjusted so that your gaze naturally falls approximately towards the upper third of the screen. Now your workplace has a good basic setting.

  • Place the keyboard, mouse and other equipment on the table so that you do not have to stretch your arms or rotate them outwards.

  • Do not lock the chair unless you absolutely have to. Rather, let it follow your movements. You can also change working position often, but do not change any settings on the chair.

Strain injuries can occur suddenly, significantly impairing the person's quality of life. Including movement and variation in the working day is a good way to counteract injuries, but the truth remains that many tasks are best done while sitting. That’s why our chairs are developed to prevent injuries as much as possible, as well as support rehabilitation from an existing condition. This lets you rest assured that you always have the best conditions to avoid future strain-related injuries.

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