Not only is a Chesterfield sofa aesthetically pleasing, it has good support for your back.
If you were to look through some sofa styles they actually encourage slouching, putting your tailbone in a position that puts significant pressure on your lumbar discs and also will weaken your core muscles due to poor alignment. A classically traditional Chesterfield Sofas firm tufting and cushioning promotes more of an ‘S-shaped’ seat, encouraging the way we should sit by supporting the lower back and aiding one’s posture. Poor posture is a leading cause of back pain and other complaints.
How can a Chesterfield sofa can help with posture?
Due to its design a Chesterfield has a comfortable but flat seat, this allows the pelvis to sit in a neutral position. Many modern sofas create a backward tilt, encouraging the user to slouch backwards into the soft cushioned backrest, therefore, lessening the curve of the lower back forcing the pelvis into an unnatural shape.
As the design of the Chesterfield a low with straight back and arms this gives you the chance to rest your arm and back, but doesn’t encourage slouching or lolling, and even when leaned upon, are straight enough to keep the spine in a straighter position than a big squishy un-supportive sofa.
As the evening progresses on a squishy squidgy sofa, the slouching at the beginning of the night extends to laying horizontally across the sofa, straining your neck by twisting it on one side or the other or too far up or backwards. This causes muscle and skeletal stress.
Did you know that up to 50% of all adults have back problems? And if we look into this, it’s quite easy to see why. In history ( even our childhoods) we were reminded about posture, as it was considered bad manners to slouch or stoop, and children were taught to ‘stand up straight’ and sat on stools or benches.
Only in the last decade or so it seems acceptable to sprawl about and hunch or slouch, in our everyday lives at work or school. Social discipline seems to have disappeared and it is considered too straight laced or uptight to maintain the “old fashioned” way.
Another factor is that modern style sofas and chairs that are cheap and produced in mass are designed for slouching and reclining not sitting properly.
Medical specialists believe that slouching puts 2-4 times more pressure on to one side your neck and spine. Bad posture and back problems can affect your hips legs, headaches, breathing etc.
So think good posture- think Chesterfield Sofas.
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