Ergonomic saddle chairs come in various shapes and sizes and have lots of benefits. Their futuristic designs sometimes can be very creative and imaginative, to say the least.
Saddle stools belong to the category of innovative design evolving from and emulating the horse saddle in horseback riding.
It uses the horseback riding back which requires one to sit up straight and maintain an absolute perpendicular position of the back and the seat. Yet, saddle stools are extremely comfortable, once you get used to them due to the high-quality materials used for them.
Most come in five-star castor wheels for easy mobility.
Benefits of the Saddle Chair
1. Saddle stools are ideal for dentists, surgeons, vets, hairdressers, therapists, technicians, and clerical staff.
Those made of higher stool height with adjustable foot rings are mostly made for standing height work, key users of whom are namely architects, draftspersons, laboratory technicians, or even musicians and artists.
2. Saddle stools enable your legs can then widen to drop naturally, giving a healthy yet stable stance.
For those of us who have had bad backs before, you would realize that this position is best for improved spine health. In the long run, this position also helps to reinforce back muscles. This unique design helps eliminate key problems of blood circulation and also corrects sitting positions to prevent slouch.
One key aspect of the saddle chair is that it is height adjustable to cater to different types of users, eg adults, and children.
3. The key benefits of the saddle stool
The key benefits of the saddle chair abound, namely, alleviating your lower back pain, reducing tired shoulders, necks and headaches as well as preventing muscular tension fatigue, and finally resolving bad posture issues.
It also reduces work-related upper limb disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome and other musculoskeletal disorders.
3. Improve blood circulation and digestion
From the perspective of enhancing well-being, saddles stools also enable good arm-hand coordination, help improve blood circulation and digestion, as well as strengthen muscle tone and abdominal muscles.
4. Saddle stools are most often used within a busy office environment which requires the user to multitask actively and physically.
You might be required to use a few computers situated at different work desks, or do multiple tasks such as filing at one corner of the workstation and inputting filing data into a computer at the other corner of the workbench.
The saddle stool is a handy chair in keeping up with the workflow yet at the same time, helping you to constantly maintain good posture.
This category of ergonomic saddle chairs does not come cheap but makes for great spine health investment over the long run. The high-end range of saddle stools is at about 1,000 dollars while on the other end of the spectrum costs about 200 dollars. Of course, the materials used as well as the comfort level are key to the respective price points.
Key brands are Bambach Saddle Seat and Humanscale. The former provides a model with a backrest as well.