Last updated on January 17th, 2019
How to Correct Sitting Posture in Chair – Part 2
Good sitting Posture at work or home can help relieve many health problems such as back pain and fatigue. Here are 3 easy steps to improving your sitting posture in relation to your chair.
Step1 – Choose the right seat
Pick a seat that will allow you to engage your own core muscles. This improves the muscles associated with posture, keeping you from slouching.
Step2 – Keep your hips flat and the pelvis neutral
Image your pelvis holding your weight like a cup holding water. If the cup tips too far forward or back then the water spills. In this case your pelvis drops your weight forward or back straining your back and producing poor posture.
Step 3 – Keep your legs at great than a 90 degree angle to your torso
Avoid crossing your legs, keep your hips even and your knees lower than your hips. By putting your legs in a more open postion to your torso you will reduce pressure on your spine. It will also reduce shortening of the hip flexor muscles associated with low back pain.
Examples of chairs designed for correct sitting posture:
Correct Sitting Posture in a chair starts with the right seat. Don’t be tricked into buying an expensive chair. Most of what will help is good positioning and changing positions frequently. If you haven’t read it already check out Part 1 – How to Correct Sitting Posture.
Dr. Paul Paez, DC, NRT, NET, CMT
National Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), trained in clinical nutrition (NRT), neuro-emotional release (NET), and Massage Therapy (CMT). Dr. Paul holds the rare triple distinction of Certified Posture Expert, Certified Posture Neurologist and Certified Posture Ergonomist by the American Posture Institute. Posture Possible is the very best resource for posture information.