Sitting Posture in Car
The best car posture is about aligning your body while still maintaining your safety. This includes aligning your head and shoulders while supporting your low back.
Head & Shoulders
For safety reasons it is important to keep your head no more than 2 inches from the headrest and the top of your head should not be higher than the headrest. Align your ear with your shoulders. Set the back of seat so that you can reach the wheel and still have the upper arms relaxed and not over extended.
Back and Hips
The goal is to lift the rib cage and avoid the low back from collapsing toward the seat. Add support such as a pillow that can be shifted from lower back to below mid-back. Learn more about the best car posture.
Deep bucket seats can lead to tilting of pelvis. Uneven pressure on your hips and tail bone are alleviated with a supportive cushion.
Products to improve sitting posture
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Back Brace Support:
Postural braces are effective ways to help keep you upright while sitting. You can see a list of Posturepossible’s favorite back braces on our page: Posture Brace Comparison. An effective posture device is helpful when you can’t get out of sitting for long periods of time. They help reduce fatigue and are effective for correcting slouching posture (4). A posture device acts as great reminder to sit up straight.
Proper sitting position can alleviate many conditions related to poor sitting posture. Follow the tips above to help improve your overall posture. Also, change positions every 15-20 minutes. Whether at a sitting desk or standing desk or a combination you need change positions often.
(1) Mortality and posture. Kado et al 2005, Cancer, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Levine, 2013
(2) Posture Improvement and Productivity
(3) Ergonomics in workplace
(4) Correction in posture