So what is this Salli thing and how can it help me?
A not so new way of "ergonomic" thinking.While they are quite recent to Australia, Salli have been researching sitting disorders and manufacturing high quality saddle chairs in Finland since 1990. This is no gimmick - with hundred of thousands of chairs sold around the world.
Why do we say "ergonomic" rather than just ergonomic?Well, to be frank, the word ergonomic is overused and abused in attempts to make a regular chair seem better for you than it actually is - and to charge a premium price.
The fact is that many of these so-called ergonomic office chairs will not help your back at all. How do we know this? Because just about everybody who buys a Salli had one of these ergonomic chairs.
But I have a sit stand desk so I don't need a Salli.....
Looking at the image, the user is standing in a very relaxed position, the desktop is just below the elbows, the top of the monitor is at eye level. Her posture is great! This desk has a pocket cutout so she can support her elbows without reaching forward which can put extra strain on the shoulders.
Hey, we agree that sit stand desks are great!
The problem with these desks is that their effectiveness is not fully utilised - nobody wants to stand up all day!
Many users only stand for maybe 20% of the day, and some not even at all!
So assuming you are standing correctly that leaves 80% of your time with bad posture. If sitting is the new smoking then you have only cut back a bit, not quit altogether :)
Sitting is not the reason many people end up with back problems - sitting BADLY is.
So - how can we make good use of this 80% of sitting time? See below......
Ok, so now in this next image we have the same user, and the same desk. The only difference is that she is now sitting a on Salli saddle chair.
Supercharging the performance of your sit stand desk.
- posture is excellent
- head is upright
- elbow position is perfect
- position is nicely balanced with feet on the ground
Unlike a regular office chair, with the Salli Saddle Chair, your body weight rests on the sitting bones. The lower back can therefore form a natural curve. The riding-like sitting position lets your back enjoy good posture without unnecessary muscle tension. As the load on the spine eases, the muscles in the neck and shoulder area can relax. The lower body forms a golden triangle: you are sitting on your sitting bones with your legs obliquely forward.
You can now maintain the healthy standing posture while sitting, making your sit stand table way more effective for your back health (after all, that is why you got it in the first place right?)
Maybe we can show the benefits better in a video!
So, are you interested in improving your posture and back health or taking your sit stand desk to the next level?
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