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Human Body is designed for regular movement, but many working professionals spend the bulk of their day sitting still instead. On average,
a working adult spends nine to 10 hours each day sitting, which is so much inactivity that even a 30- or 60-minute workout can’t counteract its effects.
Sitting puts more pressure on your spine than standing, and the toll on your back health is even worse if you’re sitting hunched in front of a computer. It’s estimated that 60 percent of people with back pain have spent long hours at their computer each day.
Sitting for prolonged periods adds strain to the structures of the lower back, and poor posture puts, even more, stress on your spine, which can lead to severe chronic backache.
Solution for prolonged sitting
- Prolonged sitting can take place anywhere you sit. It can be in your office or while traveling to or from home.
- Majority of our sitting surfaces are not ergonomically designed to provide optimum support while sitting.
- When sitting in an office/car chair, a good lumbar support will help in maintaining the natural position of the human body.
Many portable lumbar back supports are shaped specifically so that one end should be positioned up and the other down. When placed correctly, a lumbar back support/backrest should provide the following benefits:
-Ears, shoulders, and pelvis (hips) are kept in alignment
-Natural inward curvature of the lower spine is maintained
-It is essential that the back be flush because this is what provides the support for the lower back.
– Overall, the lumbar back support should keep the spine in a very natural position.