This is part 2 of the blog on "Can an ergonomic chair fix your posture". If you missed it read Part 1 HERE.
The tilt of the seat is also important as a forward tilt of your pelvis can prevent slouching or rounding at the lower back by placing your lumbar curve in a good posture and thus avoid a poor posture, back pain, nerve pain etc. Tilt your seat forwards by about 5 to 10 degrees so that your hip joint is slightly above the level of your knee joint. If your seat tilt is not adjustable use a wedge cushion to do so.
Another commonly adjusted feature is the height of an ergonomic chair. It should be high enough for you to be able to place your forearms on the table, ensuring that shoulders are not shrugged, thus avoiding neck and shoulder pain. The chair should however be low enough for you to place your feet firmly touching the ground. Some ergonomic chairs have an inbuilt foot rest. If not, you can place a small stool under the desk to use as a foot rest. Placing the feet on a stable surface promotes a good sitting posture and reduces strain on your lower back.
If you have been considering buying an ergonomic chair, watch this video to learn more on the some significant features to look out for when choosing an ergonomic chair for your office space:
HERE is a free guide to help you maintain a good sitting posture while working from home. It is also applicable whenever you are sitting, whether at work in the office or watching television in the house.
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