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.
Herman Miller Mirra 2
The butterfly-backed, fabric-and-metal Mirra 2 has loads of support and responsiveness, plus a killer feature for those with back issues: a pair of knobs on its spine that let you dial in the lower-back support. The chair makes switching positions smooth. The seat isn't as adjustable as others, however.
Dr. Aibinder says: "The wide, high back cradles the shoulders nicely – an important detail for overall support. And its structure is very supportive, without being too stiff. But the lumbar dials alone are worth the price of admission." [From $649; hermanmiller.com]