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Kneeling Chairs

Updated on August 1, 2014

Kneeling chairs are very important especially for people who work in offices and other desktop jobs. Kneeling chairs were first designed by Peter Opsvik in 1970s. The main reason that made Opsvik come up with this type of chair was to ensure that those working in offices, and other desktop jobs had proper balances and proper posture for their spine,as well as their back. The chair is normally designed in a 60 degree ergonomic posture, and in a shape that resembles that of a human body in a sitting position. Kneeling chair is built in such a way that whoever who is using it is well aligned, and proportionate to the task, or desk that is right in-front of him or her or while studying or reading a book. Kneeling chairs have been known to alleviate pain, and other problems that have been commonly related with lower back area for those people who use traditional chairs in office contexts.

Kneeling chairs are much better in comparison to conventional chairs since the latter forces the user's buttocks or bottom, subsequently baring the body's weight while the user is seated. It is unfortunate that this has a negative impact on the user's lower back area as well as the spine, especially in prolonged sittings. Kneeling chairs are built in a manner that keeps the user's spines and thighs in good position and relationship. By enabling the user's body to be in a position where his or her legs become open, the spine is in turn capable of creating a side to side or back position balance. Kneeling chair designers were well aware that the human body was not created to sit for a longer time. Kneeling chairs were basically created to provide a way by which the body can be in constant motion while the user is still seated.

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