Salli saddle chairs and Female Genital Health

Salli saddle chairs and Female Genital Health

Throughout day, we spend around 12–16 hours sitting. For most women, it's either sitting or walking to the next chair, with only brief breaks for standing or physical exercise. The exception to this routine is mothers with young children.

Unfortunately, traditional sitting in chairs poses a significant risk to women's genital health. The pressure from seated position affects the pelvic area, hindering proper circulation and causing problems both internally and externally. The impact can be felt on the pelvic organs like ovaries, uterus, vagina, rectum, urethra, and bladder, as well as the tissues of the vulva.

Numerous health issues are connected to prolonged sitting, such as circulation disturbances, increased cancer risk, inflammation in the vagina, bladder, and urethra, pelvic floor muscle and rectum problems, and pudendal nerve and vessel dysfunctions. Additionally, the conditions created by long-term sitting can potentially worsen endometriosis.

However, there are measures we can take to minimise sitting-related disruptions in the pelvic area. Maximising circulation, ventilation, and metabolic activity is crucial. Using a two-part active saddle chair can alleviate pressure while promoting better posture and increased physical activity. Opting for loose and breathable clothing helps maintain normal circulation without exerting pressure on the pelvic area. Engaging in regular physical activity, even during sitting sessions, can improve circulation and prevent body and brain shutdown.

Detailed adjustments to our work environment can also prove beneficial. By optimising the ergonomics of our chair, desk, and monitors, using supports, and adjusting font sizes, we can reduce tension in the upper body and positively impact pelvic health. It's important to be aware of the risks and actively implement preventive measures to create a healthier sitting environment.

Remember, by prioritising pelvic health, we can enhance overall well-being during prolonged sitting. All it takes is a little awareness and effort to put these preventative measures into action.

    The statements on the page are based on the following sources: 
    Michael Adams, Nikolai Bogduk, Kim Burton, Patricia Dolan: The Biomechanics of Back Pain
    David A. Rubenstein, Wei Yin, Mary D. Frame: Biofluid Mechanics, an Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Macrocirculation, and Microcirculation
    Marcus J. Seibel, Simon P. Robins, John P. Bilezikian: Dynamics of Bone and Cartilage Metabolism, Principles and Clinical Applications