Driving Posture - Seat Angle

Jackson Sayers discusses improving your posture through proper seat angle settings.

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Jackson Sayers discusses improving your posture through proper seat angle settings.
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Featuring Jackson Sayers, BSc (Kinesiology)

Duration: 1 minute

Most people have the seat angle in a reclined position, which puts a lot of pressure on the lower spine.

This doesn't help us at all in correlation to the legs. We need to get the seat as straight as we can, so we can engage the stomach muscles to the best of our ability. Your posture should be high in the seat, and you need to think about the length the steering wheel is from your body.

The latissimus dorsi muscle is the most important back muscle in terms of long term driving. If you engage it while you're sitting in a car û fire it up even 10-15%, this will help the upper body.

Your upper body in correlation to your arms on the steering wheel should be nice and relaxed, with the steering wheel a good distance away in a straight position.

If you have questions about posture, contact your local physiotherapist or kinesiologist.

Presenter: Mr. Jackson Sayers, Kinesiologist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Kinesiologist

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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