A Standing Desk Isn’t The Best Solution For Your Back, But This Chair Is – Men’s Health

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Recent studies suggest a kneeling chair could save desk workers from back pain. Poor posture in regular office chairs can lead to back pain. This chair supports your spine differently than regular chairs. It supports the natural curve of your spine and focuses on strengthening your core. Another study suggests those with good posture will think more positivly of themselves. Other studies conducted, linked good posture with confidence and feeling “in charge”. This chair could help many working people stay healthy and happy.

Key Takeaways:

  • According to the 2010 Global Burden of Disease Study, lower back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide.
  • A kneeling chair is designed to maintain the natural curve in the lower back, which can potentially help patients who have lower back pain
  • It’s critically important to manage your posture. Typical office chairs have you sit at a 90-degree angle, which puts pressure on your spine, curves it, and causes you to slump.

“Originally designed by a Norwegian in the late ’70s and dubbed the Balans chair (that’s Dutch for “balance”), kneeling chairs can provide a number of benefits for workers who need a boost in their back.”