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Positive Posture – Forward Tilting Seat

25th Aug 2020

Positive Posture – Forward Tilting Seat

Positive Posture – Forward Tilting Seat

For generations, restless school children have been ordered to stop swinging on their chairs, but scientific evidence now suggests that what Sir and Miss dismissed as an annoying habit might have lifelong benefits. The action of tilting your chair forwards puts the body into a naturally good posture and prevents slumping.

With a growing number of children complaining of back pain it might be the quickest and cheapest remedy. The average school life means a youngster spends up to 10,000 hours at a desk. As many as 60 percent have admitted to some back problems and almost ten percent end up with serious back pain

The charity BackCare is lobbying ministers to make sure money spent on school furniture goes towards “back friendly chairs” or positive posture chairs. The charity believes teachers are now realising that a straight back can improve concentration, performance and behaviour. It wants the ‘ubiquitous’ plastic bucket chair to be replaced with adjustable, forwarding tilting chairs and angles desks, which were popular in Victorian times.

All our chairs have a Positive Posture Forward Tilting Seat. Some users find the position extremely beneficial and comfortable, other find it takes several weeks to adapt to the new position. This is mainly caused by using different muscles in a seated position.

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