Improve your comfort by using a kneeling chair when working at your desk or in front of a computer. The more time you spend sitting in front of a computer, the more you’re likely to experience lower back and neck pains. So, as much as conventional chairs, where you sit at a 90-degree inclination, are still the most popular, you should consider using ergonomic kneeling chairs for a change.
Hans Christian Mengshoel invented the first kneeling chair in 1979. Variable™ was one of the first prototypes made of wood. Currently, you can find various posture chairs made of metal frames. Many with modified components such as armrests for added comfort.
The posture chair’s main purpose is to eliminate lower back pain. Since it divides the burden of your weight between the buttocks and the shins. Researchers such as Hans realized that when a person is seated at a working position, they can only bend 60-degrees at the hip joint. The rest of the movements come from the lower back. Which goes against a person’s natural curve. Resulting in excess pressure in the lower back, thus the back pains.
The kneeling chairs create an open body angle such that your body shifts forward while the shin rests, taking off pressure from your bottom and back while you sit. These seats have various benefits and drawbacks.
Kneeling chairs offer you various benefits such as:
Despite the multitude of pros of a posture or kneeling chair, here are also a few cons:
However, you can reduce the negative effects of a kneeling chair by interchanging it with a regular chair from time to time. That way, your legs can move around more, thus better blood circulation. Also, avoid sitting for too long without taking breaks. Consider getting up and moving around after every 45 minutes to stretch your body.
Reward yourself with comfort by bringing home one of the kneeling chairs from Varier collections.