How to Lower an Office Chair

If you spend most of your day sitting at a desk then you know that the more comfortable you are, the more productive you will be. There are a variety of office chair brands available to choose from so the most important thing you need to do is first find an office chair that fits you best. Once you find the office chair that suits you, make sure you know how to adjust the office chair to allow for even more support. Almost all office chairs come equipped with a height adjustment.

Step 1

Locate the lever or button on the underside of the office chair and lift upward or press. 

Step 2

Raise the chair's gas lift to its full height by raising your body slightly, taking your weight off the chair. 

Step 3

Use the height control lever or button to lower yourself gradually until you are at the appropriate height. 

Step 4

Stand in front of the office chair and rotate the seat clockwise or counterclockwise if you have an older style office chair that does not have a height adjustment lever or button. 

Things You Will Need

  • Adjustable office chair


  • If you are buying a new office chair, be sure to sit in several of them and practice adjusting the height as well as the backrest to ensure comfort.
  • If you find yourself hunching or raising your shoulders in order to work at a desk, the chair height may be too low and should be raised. An ergonomic footrest can be used if you cannot attain the proper leg position.

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