Correct seating posture is an essential ingredient to preventing spinal injury and fatigue.
The basic features of a good chair are:
- Height Adjustable
- Pelvic Tilt on Seat
- Lumbar Support
- Adjust the height of your chair such that your knees are level or just below hip height and that your feet are flat on the floor.
- If your seat has a pelvic tilt, this should be set to a slight forward incline to promote a natural inward lower back curve.
- Move the lumbar support so that it fits snuggly into the curve of your lower back. This will help to prevent lumbar strain and helps to maintain a straight spine and neck whilst seated.
- Avoid Crossing Legs when sitting on the chair- Never sit with your legs crossed! Crossing at the ankles is a preferable alternative.