Do you suffer from back or spine pain?
Do you sit for long periods of time whether at work or at home?
Do you develop 'sitting fatigue' after sitting for extended periods?
Do you find that you lack good posture when sitting?
If you answered yes to any of the above then I can almost guarantee it is because you do not have the correct stool/chair. Ergonomic stools such as 'saddle stools' are a gods send when it comes to back and spinal health, they not only correct your posture but are also known for eliminating back pain which in return saves you uncountable visits to that chiropractor, putting money straight back into your pocket.
What are saddle stools?
A saddle stool is an extremely ergonomic stool with a 5 star base. The saddle shaped seat corrects an individuals posture by allowing ones thighs to slope downward, causing the pelvis and lumbar (lower back) to be in a neutral position allowing the spine to achieve its natural curve. The more ergonomic and advanced saddle stools among the range offer 'tilt function', 'active sitting' or foot rings which we will define within this article.
Industries/occupations where saddle stools thrive.
Saddle stools are used in workplaces that require one to be seated for an extended period of time such as, but not limited to; dental, chiropractic and physiotherapy centers as well as offices, beauty and tattoo parlors just to name a few.
Sitting for extended periods of time with bare minimal support, quickly causes back and spine problems. Doing this 8 hours a day, 5 days a week will definitely have you wishing you had invested in a chair that was able to correct your posture and prevent and protect you from future problems due to sitting stagnant for extended periods such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
What is 'tilt function'?
Tilt function is an option on some saddle stools which allows the user to precisely select the amount of tilt forward or backward they require to achieve the optimal natural spine curvature for their individual spine. For those who deal with back pain, this can help to reduce aches and soreness from bad posture, also taking pressure off particular areas such as hips, knees and ankles.
If tilt function sounds like something that would help and assist your body on a day to day basis then stools such as the Saddle Stool with Backrest are a great place to start.
Otherwise check out the whole tilt range right HERE!
What is 'Active sitting' and how does it eliminate sitting fatigue?
Active sitting refers to engaging muscles as you sit which not only stimulates the muscles of the lower back, legs and core but it also reduces fatigue, allows for better circulation and has been proven to increase concentration.
Active sitting is incorporated on some stools by allowing rocking movements whether that is side to side or back and forth with constant supported spinal alignment, allowing you to engage your body through every move while maintaining great posture.
An excellent stool that offers active sitting is the Amazone Tilt (small seat) Saddle Stool with Backrest - Score
Have a look at many more HERE!
Foot ring benefits.
The foot ring is a simple yet effective feature that provides the user of the stool to have access to an additional amount of support when moving or adjusting position.
Foot rings usually come with an adjustable height, which is a good thing to look out for as this creates a stool more specific to you and your needs.
If you are after a stool without a backrest but love the idea of the foot ring, there are stools such as the Premium Saddle Stool.
If you want the best of both worlds, back rest and foot ring then maybe the Amazone Balance (small seat) Saddle Stool with Backrest - Score is for you.
Don't sell yourself short, check the whole range for more options right HERE!
Saddle stools are created to help assist individuals that spend an extensive amount of time seated while working. Any long duration seated with minimal to no support on a regular chair/stool causes serious long term effects which are damaging to the body.
If you are considering a saddle stool for your workplace whether it is for yourself or your employees, 'tilt' and 'active sitting' should be nonnegotiable features you consider. These features allow the user to maintain a healthy alignment, healthy blood circulation, reduction of fatigue, increased brain function/focus and more joint/muscle support.
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