Protect Your Back With 7 Ergonomic Office Chairs Under $200

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Finding a quality office chair is difficult enough without adding in budgetary restraints. The moment you add in a price cap — we’ll say $200 — your options become extremely limited — particularly if you’re concerned with extra niceties, such as lumbar support. Lucky for you, we’ve done the hard work of sorting through hoards of seats to find a wide-spanning selection of the best affordable office chairs that will not only look great in your work space, they’ll support your back and legs, too — all without breaking the bank.

The Importance of a Comfortable Office Chair

Studies have shown that prolonged periods of sitting can pose a risk to your health, whether you’re sitting in front of the boob tube at home, stuck in traffic, or — gulp — perched at your work desk. Unless we take proper precautions with our seating, sitting can prove hazardous to our backs in particular, making your chair selection all the more important.

When we’re sitting, our pelvis rotates backward and the lumbar lordosis (the normal inward curvature of the lumbar region) is flattened, increasing the pressure load on our intervertebral discs and spine. Sitting in a slumped position — something we’re all guilty of doing from time to time — is known to increase disc pressure even more, which in turn can aggravate chronic lower back pain.

Making sure we’re sitting with correct posture is a must, and a great adjustable desk chair can help with this.

What is the most affordable office chair?

There are a lot of office chairs on the market, from the cheap and basic models you’ll probably want to steer clear of if you’re sitting at your desk for long periods to those bulky, unsightly designs that can often reach the thousand-dollar-plus mark. The word “ergonomic” tends to be synonymous with “expensive” — but it doesn’t have to be! In fact, some of the best ergonomic office chairs we found rung in at less than $100. Better yet, they’ll not only only a treat to sit in, they’ll look nice in your home. Read on to discover FIRST for Women’s top picks for the best affordable office chairs.

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