Sitting in traditional chairs for long periods of time has been proven to have a negative impact on your health. However, a simple solution is to invest in a Salli saddle chair. There are a number of benefits that come with these pieces of equipment.

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It can help with maintaining healthy body weight

Did you know a saddle chair can increase your metabolism? When people sit slouched, the intestines are pushed down. When pressed between the hip and upper body, bowel movements are slowed and good digestion is compromised. With a saddle chair, you can't slouch and your metabolism may speed up as a result.

Furthermore, many studies have shown that sitting for a long time in a static position can lead to weight gain. Unlike traditional chairs, saddle chairs promote movement. It is easy to move around and engage your back and stomach muscles while going about your business.

It promotes body alignment

When you have your chair correctly adjusted, your body will be automatically aligned so you have naturally good posture. This means it is less likely you'll have aches and pains.

On top of that, the 135 degree angle between the thighs and upper body improves circulation to the hip and knee joints. There have been many international studies that prove this is the most healthy way to sit and dramatically reduces the risk of joint problems.

It increases blood circulation

On a traditional chair the muscles and legs are flattened, which can lead to bad blood circulation. A side effect of bad circulation in these areas is cellulite.

Alternatively, saddle chairs lead to good blood circulation and are good for the lymphatic system. This in turn leads to greater comfort and less tension in areas such as the lower back.

It reduces back pain

Better back health is a key benefit of saddle chairs. With your spine aligned and vertebrae placed correctly, disc problems and back pain is a thing of the past. It's not just your back that will be eased. Tension in your shoulders and neck area will also be relieved because of your better posture and spine position. This leads to greater dexterity and can make you better at the task at hand.

Saddle chairs also help to strengthen back muscles. This decreases back pain and makes using the chair easier and more comfortable. 

Pelvic floor muscles will be restored

Middle-aged women, particularly those who have had children, may find their pelvic floor muscles are not what they used to be. Sitting on a saddle chair could help. 

Studies have shown that pelvic muscles become stronger due to bending and using the lower back on a saddle chair. EMG measurements show that when you use one of these chairs and bend over your supporting leg, to get something from a low drawer, for instance, you are exercising your pelvic floor muscles.

Your body will be more oxygenated

Traditional sitting can increase stiffness in the chest bone, ribs and upper spine. Saddle chairs decrease this and increase oxygen intake. Along with the fact that your posture and alignment is improved, your chest, lungs and whole breathing mechanism will greatly improved so you can breathe deeper and easier. 

A positive side effect of this is your blood will be more oxygenated and you'll feel more alert and awake.

You'll be more aware of your body

When your sitting improves greatly, you will notice a difference almost instantly. While it may take some getting used to, you will become more and more aware of your body and muscle tensions. 

You'll become more aware of your body weight, alignment, circulation, posture and muscle engagement. It's likely this will lead to you wanting to improve your sitting environment and could even result in you making other beneficial lifestyle changes.