Perching is a term that refers to a posture where an individual sits on an elevated surface, such as a stool, or the front of a seat with their feet resting on the ground, not making contact with a back support. This posture has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its supposed benefits for posture and health. One such benefit is that perching forces you to engage more muscle groups while sitting, strengthening your postural muscles over time.
But like any other seated posture, perching also has its drawbacks!
One of the main drawbacks of perching is that it can put excessive strain on the legs, especially the knees. Perching requires you to engage the quadriceps muscle to maintain good posture, which can increase pressure on the knee joint. This can lead to discomfort and even knee pain over time, especially if you’re perching for extended periods.
Perching also may not be a sustainable posture for some people, especially those with pre-existing musculoskeletal conditions.
Perching can place excess stress on the lower back, which can lead to discomfort or even exacerbate lower back pain. This can make perching an inappropriate seating option for some people and may require them to choose a more traditional seating option.
Another potential drawback of perching is that it can be hard to find comfortable perching options. Stools or the front edge of a chair are often not designed for extended periods of sitting and can cause discomfort. This often results in slouching to relieve the discomfort and pressure under the sit bones.
Most likely, if you’re a percher, you care about your posture and like to work in an engaged position. This is where Anthros can be the perfect solution!
The patented two-part back system supports the pelvis and upper back in an optimal upright posture and will support you in that position for extended periods of time. The patented dynamic density foam cushion with pressure relieving cutouts supports this posture by providing a supportive, yet extremely comfortable sitting surface. This allows you to work with extreme focus and not get sidelined by a sore back or butt. The 4D arm rests also allow you to get as close to your desk as possible, further supporting the upright posture and mimicking a perched position, while being supported by the back supports.
So, if you’re looking to improve posture and comfort while sitting, look no further than Anthros.
Anthros is the only chair in the world that is guaranteed to improve posture or your money back. The science-backed, patented design is registered with the FDA as a posture-improving chair and is proven to have the lowest pressure (most comfortable) cushion on the planet (verified by university testing).
Take the next step to reducing pain, increasing comfort, and maximizing performance!
We're going to discuss a vital but sometimes...
Today we’re looking into a specific...
Today, let's focus on a key consideration for...
Headrests on office chairs are often seen as...