5 Painful Warning Signs that You Need to Replace Your Ol’ Lounge Chair Company / Health

Having a quality lounge chair that you can relax in when you get home is a something that every adult should consider. Whether you’re sitting down at work, at home, or in the office, the state of your seat has a direct impact on your level of health overtime.  Don’t believe me? Tom Rath, author of New York Times bestselling book, Eat Move Sleep, said “Sitting is the most underrated health-threat of modern time. Researchers found that sitting more than six hours in a day will greatly increase your risk of an early death” [source].

Most highly technical health-related articles out there that cause your eyes to roll to the back of your head from boredom. Instead, we’ve designed a quick diagram to acquaint you with how your spine works.

Aosom Spine Diagram - Why you need a better lounge chair article

Like any piece of furniture, your chair will need to be replaced at some point. You might be sitting in your favorite chair right now! However, in an effort to be completely transparent, this is a lounge chair that used to be in our office. I snapped a quick picture of it to show you that even we need to accept the fact that our favorite lounge chair needed to be retired.

A Broken Lounge Chair Checklist from Aosom


Here are 5 important warning signs that you should check for before you make a decision.

#1 – You Beg for Back Pain Relief after sitting for Long Hours

I think that we can all agree that your chair shouldn’t leave you screaming.

And, for those of you who have a ‘butts in chairs equals productivity’ mindset, Rath also mentioned that walking could increase energy levels by 150 percent. “Inactivity is dangerous,” he said, “In fact, some research shows inactivity now kills more people than smoking.”

#2You Suffer from a Pain in your Knee

If after sitting for long periods of time in a lounge chair you suffer from pain around your patella or kneecaps, it could be a form of Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PPS). PPS, sometimes called “runner’s knee” or “jumper’s knee,” is common in people who participate in sports—particularly females and young adults. But, patellofemoral pain syndrome can occur in non-athletes, as well.

This kind of pain is particular annoying because it is known to come and go. It’s typically worse when your sitting still for long periods of time.  The best remedy to this is to look into replacing your old chair with a chair that has better lumbar and thoracic support. This will help to improve your posture and reduce the tension that you’re putting on your knees.

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#3 – Are you Gaining Weight Sitting Down?

When it comes to the sudden spike in your weight gain it’s not about what you’re doing, it’s more about what you’re NOT doing.

Did you know that  within 90 seconds of standing up, the muscular and cellular systems that process blood sugar, triglycerides, and cholesterol are all activated? All of these healthy benefits are activated simply by carrying your own body weight. These cellular mechanisms are also responsible for fueling your cells and, if done regularly, can radically decrease your risk of diabetes and obesity.

So what would you think would happen if you restricted these very vital bodily functions for hours at a time? To put it simply, it’s not good! In our article, 14 Super Healthy Workout Tips, we discuss how it takes burning 3,500 calories to lose one single pound.

#4 Feeling More Sluggish and/or More Depressed

We’ve all had those days where we fell like we’re not performing at our best levels. However,  did you ever make the connection from your long periods of sitting with poor posture to how you’ve been feeling lately? I’m sure slouching, hunching, and the increased weight gain all do wonders for your self-esteem and productivity. This concept is called presenteeismis and it’s destroying our ability to perform well at work and at home.

Harvard Medical School, which suggests ‘lack of sleep’ costs the American economy $63 billion in lost productivity. And it’s not because employees aren’t showing up for work. We’re present physically, but we’re just not mentally in the game.

#5 – Do you commonly ask, “Why am I getting More Headaches?”

If you sit for extended periods of time, without using the proper posture, you’re probably creating a recurring tension in the both your neck and your lower back. This daily tension on your longus colli muscle, which  is responsible for stabilizing the neck and connecting to the vertebrae, can cause what’s known as tension headaches.

The longus colli is the most commonly injured muscle in rear-end car accidents. This sudden jerking of the head of impact is what is called “Whiplash” and can cause an increase in the amount of headaches you get while sitting down for long periods of time.

A Diagram to Find More Relief while sitting in your Lounge Chair from Aosom

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Joe is a student of the “Less-is-More” school of thought. A world traveler and teacher at heart, his focus is sharing inspirational and stylish pieces to help others revitalize their living spaces. His creativity and industriousness were honed through years of traveling that challenged him to find unique and awe inspiring ways to recreate his immediate surroundings. Joe is always up for a challenge! Need help guest posting or maybe something a little different altogether? Send him an email at joe.aosom@gmail.com

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21 Comments on "5 Painful Warning Signs that You Need to Replace Your Ol’ Lounge Chair"

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Kathy Peterson

Very interesting write up. I seriously need to get a new desk chair. Mine causes so many issues that its definately ready for the trash. Number 4 is really interesting. Never even thought the chair could be the reason i get so tired after sitting. Thank You for the information.

Heidi Gagliardi

I need to replace my TV/Computer lounge chair because my back hurts when I’m sitting there. But I love it anyway. Hoping pillows will help.

Terry Poage

I would give anything if I could have that black chair to sit in.

Lula Ruger

A very informative article I definatly need a new lounge chair

Dina Lindquist

This makes sense! My husband’s lounge chair is worn out. It doesn’t give my back enough support whenever I use it! Thanks for the information!

Debbie Welchert

After reading this, I definitely need a new chair. I have pain in my knees after a while and also have the neck and shoulder pain too. It’s time to go shopping….

Jo-Ann Brightman

This was an interesting article to read. I probably do sit too much and I was not aware of the #4 & 5 problems.

Billie K

These are all very valid points! I think we take our furniture for granted sometimes not thinking our problems are caused by the piece when they are. Makes me think about a few pieces around my house.

Celeste Herrin

Thank you for the wonderful info. I definitely need to replace my chair and didn’t even realize it until your article! Thank you!!


I need a new chair after reading this

Erin Will

I think a lot of us have experienced that horrible chair while working. I tend to get caught up in what I’m doing and not notice my back is killing me till later. Great article that really makes your realize how important a great chair with support is!

Mary Songer

Interesting article. I’m sitting at my desk reading it and realized that I’m hunched over. Sitting properly I can feel the difference in my back. And I’m going to be standing for 90 secs. more often.

Cami Valenzuela

Lots of information. Didn’t know that could be tied into depression. Will have to look into a better chair.

Lisa Ogle

I could really use a new chair,this article is very helpful.

Susan C.

Its time to replace my chair…I have back and neck pain from sitting in it during the day.

Meg Tucker

My husband I both need chair updates. I see most of these symptoms you described above in us. You never really pay attention to the importance of back health until your in pain!

Janice Pittenger

No wonder I am in so much pain.

Laurie Strawbridge

I needed a new chair about 10 years ago!

Kimberly Pemrich

I definitely need a new chair! I have pain in my knees back and hips. Thanks for the tips!

Denice D.

I need to replace ours we have to put pillows in seat area because it has sunk so low.

Rajee Pandi

Very interesting to learn