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    Many dentists finish their careers before retirement age because of health problems (backaches, posture problems). This is a big and unnecessary waste. By making use of new health studies and abandoning some old habits, dentists can reach a higher level in their personal health, productivity, and economy.
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    Our joints start to deteriorate already in our 20s, and half of the 50-year-olds suffer from some kind of joint problems. Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disease in the world, which develops as a result of lifestyle, ergonomic conditions, diet, weight, and heredity.
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    It has been both scientifically proven and experimentally shown that conventional sitting leads to health problems. In this text Sanna Hakala, M.Sc., Physiotherapist, explains why conventional sitting is dangerous.
    In a saddle seat your spine stays aligned naturally without a backrest. This occurs for two reasons: First, the open thigh-to-torso angle naturally aligns the spine, and second, the wide spread of the knees (called hip abduction) automatically holds your pelvis upright.
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    It has been both scientifically proven and experimentally shown that dental work is ergonomically challenging. Yet, the ergonomics can be at high level, if attention is paid on the environment and how the environment is used.

    If you sit in a troublesome posture for the usual dozen hours a day and use digital devices, a few minutes of exercise cannot cure or prevent back pains and headaches.

    The main cause of problems is that the usual poor posture stretches the ligaments between the vertebrae of the spine over time, and the vertebrae start to degenerate due to the continuous roundness of the back and neck. It is caused by the thighs that are in the front of the body. This tilts the pelvis backwards and the posture becomes round. Muscle tensions follow. On a traditional chair the situation is hopeless.

    Many health problems are related to being sedentary, while many musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are caused by the very "ergonomic" chair that many sit-stand desk users continue to use (you can still have back, shoulder and neck pain with your sit-stand desk!).

    Salli Saddle chairs provide a great solution to work in a good posture, as well as reducing tissue (and genital) pressure while sitting due to its split design.

    Genital pressure from some saddle chairs can cause you to modify the way you sit, compromising your posture and reducing their effectiveness.

    Like any tool at your disposal as a dental professional, it is important to use your chair correctly to get the best results. Here are some quick hints to help you achieve sitting happiness in a challenging environment!

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    Stephen Fenech is the Tech Guide editor and one of Australia's most respected tech journalists. He is a regular on radio and TV talking about the latest tech news, products and trends. Now he has tested Salli and written an excellent review of the test.

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