Charu Chhabra1 and Mohd Mazhar2*
1Demonstrator, K R Mangalam University, Gurugram, Haryana, India
2Director, Bionetic Life Sciences Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, India
*Corresponding Author: Mohd Mazhar, Director, Bionetic Life Sciences Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, India.
Received: September 21, 2022; Published: November 08, 2022
Ergonomics is defined as “the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data, and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance. Sitting is a resting position that is coordinated by motor impulse due to endogenic and exogenic influences resulting into a dynamic position. Sitting is significant in attaining the healthy body posture as it allows human being to minimize energy consumption while being involved in daily routine work to earn livelihood and others activities like communication, eating or working by using his hands. Sitting permits us to utilize upper extremities to perform activities of daily living and work. On the descriptive analysis, sitting postures varied as per the cultures, demographics, religious or traditional practices. The Neuromuscular system permits for incessant adaptation of sitting posture due to internal and external factors. Thus, active sitting occurs unconsciously. Significant increase of hip joints extensor power and respective muscle growth due to the body’s upright position, and important factors in the prospect of longer duration sitting in daily routine work life. A lot of our daily activities and work involve sitting for long duration and for this reason, it is imperative that we have correct sitting posture and ergonomics. Physiotherapists and Occupational therapists work day in and day out to promote adaptation of good sitting posture, which is a pre-requisite for prevention of a lot of musculoskeletal disorders and stress injuries like tech-neck syndrome, stress headaches, lateral epicondylitis and a lot more. Our body works like a kiunetic chain, when one parts of the body is affected, there occurs stress on the connected segments and musculature, thus, maintenance of a good sitting posture minimises stress on back and neck musculature and prevents work related musculoskeletal disorders.
Keywords: Ergonomics; Posture; Joints
Citation: Charu Chhabra and Mohd Mazhar. “Sitting Ergonomics and Maintenance of a Good Posture". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 6.12 (2022): 02-04.
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