Investing in an ergonomic office chair can save your spine (and money) in the long run, even if you spend most of your time standing at your desk. We tested four, then had a chiropractor select the best. After several 'Men's Journal' staffers sat in each chair over a period of two weeks, we called in Dr. Leon Aibinder, a New York City chiropractor and ergonomics expert who focuses on sports-related injuries, so he could take a seat. He evaluated each chair based on overall support, comfort, and ease of use.
Allsteel Acuity Work
Feel around the bottom of this aluminum-framed chair and you'll find no levers. Instead, there are two smart side panels that allow you to make adjustments while you're seated. The leather and mesh padding is meant to conform to workers' shapes and seat them more comfortably.
Dr. Aibinder says: "If you like a plush seat you sink into slightly, this is a good option. While it supports the upper back well, it lacks any serious lumbar support." [From $1,450; allsteeloffice.com]