Good posture chairs, most often known as ergonomic, are great as they help to prop your body upright to correct your posture. Designed with your posture at the forefront, ergonomic living room armchairs are the most comfortable options for people who want to give their back the best support.
Over time, many of us develop what is known in Occupational Therapist circles as a “comfort posture”. This refers to the most comfortable position we adopt in a particular seat. If your furniture doesn’t support you in a way that encourages correct posture, then your “comfort posture” will be heavily, negatively impacted.
An easy way to understand this is to think back to a time when you’ve had to sit in a chair that you’re not accustomed to. At first, you may have found it an odd, even painful, experience – trying to get used to a different bed or chair. This is because your muscles (and brain) learn the most comfortable position to be in, and when we go somewhere new, our muscles are then challenged while we try to find our new “comfort posture”. This is where having a chair that helps to support the best sitting posture for you is key.
Even once you’ve found the best armchair for posture that suits you, it is usual to experience short-term muscle discomfort as your body adapts to this improved position to rest in. In most cases, this should last no more than two-to-three weeks, and less if coupled with regular exercise and movement.