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Take a seat

What’s the best type of seat for your health? Carol Fawkes, Senior Research Officer at the National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR), examines the evidence.

When thinking about sitting, I’m always reminded of the three bears, who had their own chairs and knew when Goldilocks had been sitting in them! The same can be said for many of us: our office chair is set up in a particular way, or we adjust our car seat to make it comfortable. We spend much of our lives sitting down, and these days we are all encouraged to spend more time on our feet (see advice on the NHS Choices website at: http://bit.ly/nhs-sit-less, for example). But this isn’t an achievable aim for everyone, so can a chair mitigate the effects of long seating times?

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