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Tips on the correct sitting position

Situations needing a correct position are far more frequent than we can imagine:

  • studying,
  • working in front of a video terminal,
  • sitting and reading our favorite book.

As a matter of fact, the spine behaves like a sponge: it dilates and absorbs the nutrients, crushes and expels the waste. If the sitting position is improper, the nutrition can be interrupted and vertebral structure pathologies can be an outcome. That’s the reason why it is important to observe some simple rules:

  • keep the spine well aligned to preserve the physiological curves of the spine,
  • resting the sacred bone on the backrest while maintaining the lumbar lordosis,
  • align our head with our neck,
  • keep feet on the floor maintaining the inclination between the thigh and leg, forming approximately a 90° angle,
  • relax our shoulders by placing elbows on the armrests or on the desk.

Modern organizational logics have shown that there are remarkably positive effects in adapting the workplace to the needs of those who use it. That’s the reason why chairs must be adjusted to adapt to the needs of the users.

2014

Birth of APfactor

2015

First catalog and first color database

2016

The Urban Catalog Birth, the turning point

2017

Growth and Change Company Headquarters

How to choose an office chair

Sizes and patterns of office chairs are really a large number. There are chairs with different heights, with adjustable seating, larger or smaller; the best thing to do should be trying them all, but of course this wouldn’t be possible.

Important aspects to consider are:

Tilt seat: legs, to ensure a more natural back position should be inclined downwards and only thanks to the tilt seat this effect can be obtained.

Back support: Not all chairs are suited with side edges, it is not necessary to include them, it depends on what we do at work, but for an intense use, more than 4/5 hours a day, they are highly recommended.

Armrests: they are comfortable, of course.

Height: Height adjustable office chairs usually do not have SYNCRON, but they are the best choice if we have a fixed, not adjustable desk.

Comfort: probably the most essential thing about an office chair. Yet, did you know that it could also be a disadvantage? A chair too comfortable can cause an incorrect posture and consequently a partial respiration, in the long term. The chair being “too” comfortable carry us to lay down on it wrongly.

Is there an efficient chair for all activities?

Absolutely not!

To choose the most suitable chair to our needs is also important to know which main activity we will be doing. A chair to work in front of a screen will not be the same chair we will use to draw, as well as a chair to receive our customers in the meeting room will have completely different features.

One of the main distinctive factors is the time we sit our chair in. When we spend hours on a chair, the body tends to fall back on the posture we take and doze off. For this reason, it would be more useful, in these cases, to choose a chair we can adjust on many points: fitting the inclination of the seat, the backrest or the other compounds allows us to keep the body moving in order to avoid aching.

dott. Riccardo Gianforme
www.associatitv.it

2014

Birth of APfactor

2015

First catalog and first color database

2016

The Urban Catalog Birth, the turning point

2017

Growth and Change Company Headquarters

Postural Rehabilitation

For people, posture is the main form of non-verbal communication: we speak about the “body language”, a spontaneous and automatic language that is rarely under control by our will.
Posture is, therefore, not a sum of reflexes, but a complex interaction where a set of structures, different from each other, interact to achieve a result.
Posture depends in part on fixed and non-modifiable hereditary factors (both physical and behavioral) and partly by modifiable factors, such as the increasing frequency of exposure to unfavorable conditions, breathing patterns, eating habits, ergonomics, sedentary or exasperated agonism, psychological attitudes and stress, inner and family health and a thousand others. As a result, postural disorder translates, first of all, to a condition of general and local stress and fatigue, and secondly, in wear and degenerative phenomena destined to set up openly pathological situations. Man is ready for everything but suffering; they deform, decrease their mobility, what is necessary because these less-cost, less economical adaptations make them find comfort (well-being).
Often people do not have real postural problems but postural attitudes in everyday life that force people to twist or sacrifice the column abnormally. It is therefore advisable at least a proper postural hygiene that mainly concerns the management of weights and positions. It is important to lift the loads as close as possible to the navel so as not to offer a long lever to the weight and lift them up with one leg forward and one back so that the unstable weights will leap to the legs and not directly to the back.
A particularly considerable situation is getting out of bed, especially after our tissues have been locked up all night. Not to load the column of abnormal tensions it is correct to turn to our side when we are still standing and then rise from this position. It is obviously recommended to do physical activity during the week, especially to vascularize all our muscle mass and then stretch them, lastly to avoid the accumulation of emotional stress that often overload our days.
While sitting we naturally tend to lose the natural position of our back, that should be buckled forward. This happens because the pelvis changes its position, as the legs flex, and the column is naturally pushed back. The problem could be solved by sitting on the tip of the chair with the knees acting as a counterweight to leave the pelvis and the column aligned. However, every 40 minutes is healthy to stop the sitting position and take two steps to ease the muscles. If our activity allows the use of the bookrest, it is a further guarantee for the conservation of the physiological curves of the column.

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dott. Claudio Mulè
www.fisioterapiamule.it