Ergonomic Saddle Seat Chair & Stools News - Salli Australia

Why saddle chairs don't need a backrest
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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How to sit safely and without problems

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.

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How to prevent joint problems

The important principle “use it or lose it” also applies to joint health.

Joints need regular and moderate exercise because only that effectively “lubricates” the joints, activates cell renewal, and strengthens muscles around the joints. We also need exercise and stretching that maintains the wide movement range of the joints.

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What to Expect from Kneeling Chairs vs. Saddle Chairs

At first glance, kneeling chairs look like a great alternative to the traditional office chair. They have a unique structure that provides support for your knees that face forward. The seat is slightly sloped to open up the hips and your knees are slightly dropped to allow for the natural S-shape in the spine.

But there are many downsides to using a kneeling chair........

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