Despite new recognition of the health hazards of excessive sitting, in our society sitting is a fact of life. And while I use and recommend a standing desk, constantly standing is arguably as bad as constantly sitting.
It’s not about one being good and the other bad, it’s about changing positions. In other words, Your Body is Made to Move (1), so wherever you sit, be aware of your PostureZone® alignment (head centered over torso, and torso centered over your pelvis). This is key to strengthening muscles you use when sitting well.
A good chair can make all the difference in your mood and your back, which is why a well-designed chair at work is a must. At home, change up where and how you sit.
How does a posture-aware person control their environment when sitting in back-less bleacher watching a soccer game? What about airplane seats that force you into hunched over posture?
One solution for active life sitting recommended by chiropractors and other health pros is Nada-Chair designed with a strap that goes around your knees and back. By gently pulling your pelvis forward into stronger sitting posture the sitting support can help you avoid back strain, encouraging healthier sitting habits.(2)