If your job makes you spend a lot of time seated, your knees, back and circulation can be damaged.
Find your wellness by choosing the right alternative sitting for you: your body will be grateful for it!
Even in this new millenium the equation “office=chair” is still strong and many people end their working day, spent working on the computer or in a meeting room, with their backs and legs hurting. Sitting in the same position for a long time is not good for the physical well-being, but there are many alternatives allowing to keep the right posture and making the abdominals, fundamental for the support of your spinal column, stronger.
The Swedish chair is a new pioneer of the so-called “active sitting”, and it’s very similar to the rocking chair: invented almost 50 years ago, it was brought to success rapidly thanks to its genial structure built of 2 pieces of curved wood so that it typically moves forwards and backwards.
Differently from a common sitting, it allows to the muscles of the back to be always exercising and it makes the office life a touch more exciting.
Who wants to have fun can get a fitball: its round shape offers support to those who suffer from a bad back because of the incorrect posture.
The need of keeping the balance to avoid embarrassing moments (like falling down in a public place) brings to a continous exercise of abdominals, lumbar and cervical muscles.
People afraid of not managing it can use a ballchair instead, which is a similar sitting but built with a structure keeping the ball steady and turning it into a comfortable chair.
You’re suppose to adopt the frog position instead if you’re using a squat desk, a particular table positioned just a few centimetres from the floor. A standing supported squat position is necessary to use it, and it means a wider hips opening and a lot of help in terms of back and knees pains.
Another simple and revolutionary solution is avoiding a sitting chair at all, like many in the USA have already done for ages.
At work you can use a standing desk, widespread among the companies of the Silicon Valley, while in the past it was used by people like Winston Churchill, Virginia Woolf and Ernest Hemingway.
Practical and simple, it’s very similar to a bar counter, built of a small table with some space for the pc screen and keyboard.
Differently from the regular desks, standing ones may suit particular tasks and therefore their height can be adjusted according to the use. Working standing improves digestion and metabolism and makes people more dynamic, improving creativity and productivity as well.