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Posted by: Ruby | 2008/05/29

Sitting

I read your comments about posture, but what is the right way to sit? Our offices have normal chairs (with armrests), and then they have computer chairs where you almost kneel. Which of these is better?

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Hello Ruby,

Your posture is best placed when sitting as follows: When you sit push your bottom as far back as possible in the seat whilst bending forward. Then sit up straight, leaning against the support of the back rest. This posture will keep your lower back in a healthy concave position, and as a result your upper back and neck will be relaxed. You will then find it difficult to slump. Ideally your chair should have a space for your bottom to fit in.

Computer chairs do help your posture but can be tiring with time and you will end up slumping .

As far as the other office chairs go with the arms, use the one that keeps your lower back in the most stable position and is compatible with your height.

Of course this is only a small part of your desk setup. For a proper assessment consult your local osteopath.

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