In Germany, more than 17 million work in an office, number is increasing. Most people spend the majority of their working time in front of the computer. Often, this is connected with long and static sitting. Thus, stress on the musculature arises. Consequences: tensions in the back and neck. How do you spend your working day? Are you sitting in front of the computer the whole day long? Is your work demanding long sitting? If yes, pay attention to dynamic sitting to avoid back pain. Find here some facts concerning dynamic sitting.
What does dynamic sitting mean?
Dynamic, active sitting means “moving while sitting”. Here, you frequently change your sitting position, at least four times per hour. The advantages of dynamic sitting are manifold: the change of the sitting position leads to an activation of the back muscles. Thus, muscle loss and muscle shortenings are avoided. Therefore, dynamic sitting is an effective method to prevent from back pain.
Frequent position changes not only influence your muscles. It has a positive effect on your spine and intervertebral discs, too.
How does it work?
Especially the correct chair supports dynamic sitting. Your backrest should be adjustable. This enables to take different sitting positions (front, middle and back). Additionally, shift your weight from the right to the left buttock several times per hour. This leads to a natural strain and relief of your muscles.
Advantages of dynamic sitting
Advantages or amongst others:
- Relief of musculature and intervertebral discs
- Natural strengthening of the core muscles due to tension and relaxation
- Improvement of performance
- Stimulation of metabolism
- Support of nutrient supply of musculature and intervertebral discs
- Sufficient circulation of muscles
- Prevents from stress on musculature and posture disorders
Take additional movement breaks
Besides dynamic sitting, additional movement breaks care for more power and concentration. Besides interim standing up and walking around, movement breaks can also be made while sitting.
- Stretch your arms and your upper body.
- Tilt your pelvis forwards and backwards.
- Rotate your shoulders forwards and backwards.
- Shake out your arms and legs.
- Stretch your legs and lift them.