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The Importance of Lumbar Support

What is Lumbar Support?

Most of us have heard the term “lumbar support”, but may not know what it is or why it really matters. People often slouch forward in their office chairs and cause strain on the lower back, also known as the lumbar region. The lumbar part of our spines is the most susceptible to wear and injury, so it is vital that we have excellent lumbar support in our office chairs. Lumbar back support helps assist the natural inward curve of our lower backs.

Types of Lumbar Support

One of the best tools for lumbar support is an office chair designed with ergonomics in mind. Often, an ergonomic office chair will have a lumbar support curvature built right into the chair, or offer adjustable back support. Portable lumbar support is also an option if we use many different office chairs throughout the day. Lumbar cushions tie into the back of our office chairs, and are designed to support the lower back.

Global G20                                                         Safco Softspot Backrest

Positioning the Office Chair for Lumbar Support    

Here are some excellent tips from on how to position our office chairs for optimal lumbar support:

  • The office chair should have elbow supports to avoid strain on the neck. Elbows should be able to comfortably rest on the elbow supports at a right angle.
  • Knees should be bent at a right angle, with a footrest to elevate the feet while sitting in the office chair, if necessary.
  • Eyes should be able to look straight ahead at the computer while seated in the office chair.
    • Ears, shoulders, and pelvis (hips) are kept in alignment
    • Natural inward curvature of the lower spine is maintained

Do you have any tips for getting great lumbar support? We would love to hear them!


Creative Ways to Repurpose Office Supplies

At the office, there is likely a surplus of supplies we no longer use on a regular basis. It may seem that these items have no purpose, but with a little creativity, they can make handy tools and accessories. Here are 5 creative ways to repurpose old office items. 

Ethernet Key Organizer

With most office spaces designed for wireless internet, what are we to do with the old ethernet slots in the wall? One great solution is to make a designed key chain from the cords so that we will never have to worry about losing our keys again!

Pencil Pen Holder

If we only use pens at work, we finally have a solution for those outdated #2 pencils in our drawer! With enough pencils and some gorilla wood glue, we can easily make an outside pencil wall to keep all of our necessary writing instruments safe and sound.

Floppy Disk Pen Holder

Speaking of pen holders, old floppy disks make an excellent pen holder as well!

BONUS: Floppy Disk Planters

We can throw a little 90’s feel into the office and have our own personal office plant with these wonderful floppy disk planters!

Bubble Wrap Mailer iPad Case

Here is the perfect solution if you have a new iPad or tablet and don’t want to shell out the money for a protective case. All we need is some unused bubble wrap mailer, and a little bit of ingenuity!

Rubber Band Gift Wrap

A great solution for that last minute office gift! Rubber bands can form a cool and interesting pattern to help get a gift noticed.

BONUS: Rubber Band Bracelet 

Give your old cuff bracelets some charm by wrapping them around in colorful rubber bands!

Do you have any creative uses for repurposed supplies? We would love to hear about them!


5 Ergonomic Office Chairs to Support Good Posture

Sitting in your office chair for long periods of time can lead to high levels of discomfort, and even pain in areas like the lower back. For those of us working in an office setting, we may spend 40+ hours in our chair, and good ergonomic posture is critical. If we aren’t sitting correctly in our chairs, it will strain our hands, shoulders, neck, hips, wrists, and even our eyes.

In addition to affecting our health, discomfort in an office chair affects our productivity. If our posture is correct and we feel comfortable, we will work smarter and be more alert and efficient in our jobs. To help you achieve better ergonomics and productivity, we’ve put together a list of 5 ergonomic office chairs that will improve your comfort and posture – just by sitting in them!

Global Aspen ™ 2850LM-3 (Leather)

Extended Back Multi-Tilter with headrest

Aspen’s unique form-fitting back profile is the result of years of extensive design and testing to determine the optimum support for the widest possible range of users and body types.

  • The back can also be easily and quickly adjusted in height to provide full contact with the lumbar.
  • Aspen is a chair that not only ‘fits’ at the beginning of your work day, but also at the end of the work day when you need it most.
  • Shown in Contract Leather (D541) with optional polished Aluminum (ALU) finish.

Dimensions: 25w x 24d x 45h

Global Loover ™ 2660-0

Extended High Back Synchro Tilter – with Back Angle Adjustment

Automatically the right tilt-tension for every user!

  • Mesh Back is available in 10 standard mesh colors and 50 specialty colors.
  • Loover is also available in fully upholstered fabric, vinyl and leather models.
  • A live lumbar support is incorporated into the back design which is height adjustable via a concealed ratchet system.
  • Side activated sliding seat depth adjustment is standard on Multi-Tilters and Synchro-Tilters.
  • G5 lockable armcaps are height, depth and width adjustable to suit user preference.
  • Five legged, injection molded, fiberglass reinforced, Nylon “Governor” base. Available in polished Aluminum Finish
  • Loover is equipped with Global’s high quality Soft Descent (TM) pneumatic lift which slowly and gently lowers the seat height of the chair making it easy to obtain the exact seat height desired.
  • Shown in Urban, Gravel Road (UR21) and Match, Grey (MT30).

Dimensions: 25.5w x 25d x 45.5h


Global Vion 6331-0

HB Synchro-Tilter w/Upholstered Back

Vion – the creation of world renowned designer Zooey Chu.

  • Vion offers a clean transitional design, exceptional comfort adjustments and tremendous value.
  • Vion is a comprehensive seating series offering a family of models to address multiple applications: task/management/conference/guest/heavy duty 24-7/drafting stools.
  • Series offers Mid and High Back models with mesh or upholstered backs.
  • Five different control mechanism options to suit all price points and ergonomic requirements. Synchro – Tilter w/ Back Angle Adjustment, Weight Sensing Synchro – Tilter, Multi-Tiler, Tilter and Task.
  • Mesh back models are standard in Black (MS69) mesh.
  • Two featured arm options include height and width adjusting arms with sliding arm caps, and a stylish fixed urethane arm (C) for conference/management environments.
  • Four legged guest chairs can stack up to 5 high on the floor and 8 high on the dolly. Caster models do not stack.
  • Optional adjustable lumbar pad is available (excluding Guest chairs).
  • Shown in Allante White (A48E).

Dimensions: 25.5w x 24d x 41.5h

Allseating Inertia 79440-NA-F-OBLK

All Seating Zip Upholstered Task 

Breathable, flexible and lightweight, Inertia® Conference Plus+ perfectly adapts to conference environments.

  • Features a square, modern shape, and a thin profile.
  • The Plus+ chair is perfectly suited for board room applications and is 2″ taller and wider than the Highback model.
  • Provides maximum comfort, support and a sleek design.
  • Fully upholstered seat and back with nylon base and 65mm casters

Dimensions: 28w x 28d x 20.75h

Allseating Zip 92040-NA-F-OBLK

All Seating Zip Upholstered Task 

Typically found chained to its desk, Zip® Task tirelessly provides the support needed to stay productive all day long.

  • Available in Black Standard Nylon Base
  • The sleek and trendy Zip series suits stylish boardroom and office settings.
  • Bright aluminum finish details and a seemingly endless array of comfort and easy adjustability.
  • Upholstered seat and back, high profile aluminum base, sturdy construction built to last.
Dimensions: 28w x 28d x 21.5h

Contact EON today to learn more about ergonomic furniture to support your health and productivity.

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