- Created in Wellness Essentials, At Work
A support for your low back is essential to have in the chairs in which you will spend most of your time. Most furniture companies do not manufacture chairs that are actually healthy for you. Often they are hard rather than offering a cushioned seat, and the position of your spine is often very poor and sometimes even damaging. Think of having a lumbar support for your office chair, your car seat and your favorite reading chair at home. Another great idea is to have one that you can take with you when you travel on long flights or trips.
You can also find products that offer support while sitting in various positions on the floor so you can read, do homework, relax, meditate and more. There are some products that can be arranged in many different ways so that you can change your positions often and still feel comfortable and supported on the floor.
Another tool to help keep healthy alignment includes a special shaped support pillow that rests between your legs while you're lying on your side. Such support pillows are designed to align your lower extremities in order to relieve pressure on your low back, hips and knees. It is very comfortable to sleep with and once again helps not only reduce pressure on your low back, it helps you get a better night sleep.
Another helpful item is a rectangular air filled low back pillow that you can use either behind your low back or you can sit on it. The pillow helps enhance the hydration of spinal discs, improves muscle blood circulation and helps to reduce pain while your sitting. It also simulates the effect of sitting on an exercise ball in that it activates your core muscles in order to stabilize your pelvis on the air pocket. Because of its simple design you can use it at work, at home, take it to sporting events, use it in your car and bring it on an airplane.