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How to Sit Comfortably

Are you sitting comfortably If you are like many people, you spend a lot of time sitting. In fact, most people spend about one-third of their time in a seated position. As comfortable as sitting can be, it can cause low back pain, neck tension, and muscle fatigue. Whether you currently experience discomfort when seated or want to learn how to prevent symptoms from developing, you can benefit from this information.

Support: A Smart Choice
Choose seating that supports healthy posture. Good posture helps to keep the natural curves of the spine relaxed and ready to absorb and distribute stress encountered during rest and activity. When the spine and body are properly supported, the back muscles, ligaments and discs are not strained.

Even if you do not have an ergonomically designed chair or an adjustable chair, there are things that you can do to make sitting more comfortable.

Tips on How to Sit

In the Driver's Seat

Sitting Sensibly

Conclusion
Paying attention to good posture and sitting properly can help to prevent future spine problems. It may take a little time and effort to improve your sitting habits, but the benefits are well worth it!