Ergonomic Kneeling Chair
Walking is said to be good for the body, but the present work environment has confined many workers into sitting long hours in front of their computer and office desks. Among the disadvantages of this kind of lifestyle are bad back and slowed down metabolism. A bad back affects the alignment of our back, shoulders and neck while impaired metabolism can lead to serious physical illnesses. An ergonomic kneeling chair is designed to minimize these unwanted effects.
An ergonomic kneeling chair is designed to give an entirely new approach to maintaining good posture while working using a new way of sitting.. This chair comes with a promise to ease back pains among many office workers and here’s why:
• An ergonomic kneeling chair offers a seat with an open hip angle and another pad to keep the knees rested.
• The kneeling position then eases the hip forward, maintaining an upright position for a good alignment of the back, shoulders and neck, preventing possible slouching after increased hours of being seated.
• The ergonomic kneeling chair is designed to channel the bulk of the body’s weight onto the buttocks, forcing one to sit up straight in a sloped-forward position, engaging the abs, thighs, and lower back muscles, which are not normally engaged in other seated positions.
• Other benefits in using this kneeling chair includes taking the pressure off the spinal discs and back bones, improves breathing, digestion, and blood circulation which will lead to higher work efficiency and better overall health.
An ergonomic kneeling chair will keep you actively moving as you will still need to stretch out your legs occasionally (as with any seat) but will keep you more ready for these activity breaks as your core muscles continue to work to maintain an upright position.
Sitting on a kneeling chair can confine the legs to one position and potentially more pressure on the kneecaps and may slow down blood circulations in the legs. It is, therefore, advisable to shift the positions of your legs before fatigue creeps in. However this small consideration is a small element when considering the benefits of the chair. If you have an existing knee and leg conditions, you might need to seek medical advice before using this chair.
Another thing to consider in choosing an ergonomic kneeling chair is the height and adjustability of the chair. Because of differing heights, the best kneeling chair is one that can be adjusted to suit you best. So if you have longer legs, ensure you are looking at chairs that have more height and flexibility to ensure you can accommodate your size and height. You will also need to make sure that your desk is at a suitable height!
So why not consider getting a chair for yourself and give this a try.
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