Usually all the tips revolve around how to sit less and move more. However, how and where we sit is not less important. One of the main problems arising from prolonged sitting during the day is not low physical activity, but a stooping pose.
It turns out that any chair with a horizontal seat prevents the body from taking a physiological position. Due to the length of the hip lying on the horizontal surface of the chair, a moment of rotation appears in the pelvis. Our hips tend to stray back, the waist is rounded, and we stoop.
This is natural, and it is not our fault, but the fault of our chairs. At the results of the rounding of the waist, the load on the intervertebral discs increases in 10-11 times. There can be osteochondrosis, protrusion and hernia.
In the 70s in Europe, doctors wondered why children start swinging on chairs. It turned out that when the seat is tilted, the pelvis and spine assume a natural position. Then the development of chairs with an inclined seat began.
To prevent a person from slipping from them, the construction was supplemented by a knee-edge and was called kneeling chairs. Such chairs are also called orthopedic chairs: they are indispensable for those people who already have serious back pain from sedentary work.
The second type of physiological chairs are saddle chairs, simulating sitting on a horseback. In this chair, the pose is close to the standing position. However, it is not so easy to work standing all day, unlike working on a saddle chair.
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The lower back takes an anatomically correct position while maintaining the bends. At the results, not only the lower back feels comfortable, but also all the higher parts of the spine, chest and shoulders are straightened. Of course, no one chair guarantees health.
However, to achieve the result, it is very important not only to add usefulness to your life, for example physical exertion, but also to eliminate the main harmful factors. So, try replace your usual chairs, which every day stealthily steal the resources of our body.
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