Even though most of us love the modern way of life for its convenience, there’s no denying that it has made us all lazier and unhealthier. One of the biggest issues most adults face nowadays, that they don’t even realise is an issue, is the sedentary lifestyle. Sitting 8 hours a day in an office chair that in most of the cases lacks the basic ergonomic features, plus commuting back and forth to work can take a toll on a person’s health, resulting in chronic lower back pain, neck pain, etc. Luckily, today there are numerous ergonomic office products that can help improve your health while at work, but for some of us, that’s simply not enough. Personally, I spend about an hour commuting to work, and my car seat isn’t that comfortable. I spent years in discomfort before I discovered that orthopedic seat cushions exist.
And what a revelation that was! A car cushion seat features an ergonomic design that helps support proper natural spine alignment and helps promote good posture. The design follows the body’s natural shape and transforms any car seat into an ergonomic support system. There are various different models – from a car cushion seat that offers lumbar support with lumbar rolls, to the many different versions of wedges. However, whichever type you end up choosing, you can rest assured it’s going to be better than having no car seat cushion whatsoever.
A lot of people think that the main benefit of a car seat cushion is the added comfort. While comfort is a big plus, there’s much more to it than just that. As aforementioned, the cushion seat can relieve pressure points and remove strain from your body. All of this will help you enjoy your trips much more, which is especially important if you travel long distances, or work as a taxi driver, Uber or Lyft. People who spend a lot of time in their cars on a frequent basis shouldn’t do without a quality, ergonomic seat cushion.
Another big benefit of seat cushions is that they help fix your posture. Most of the time, when you sit, you lose track of your posture, and you sit improperly, which puts your back, shoulders, neck, and spine in an unnatural position. This, in turn, results in your internal organs not functioning properly due to all the pressure you put on them. Specialised seat cushions are designed to alleviate pressure from the tailbone, thus “forcing” you to sit up straight. A quality, ergonomic cushion has memory foam, which means you’re getting one extra benefit – better blood circulation.
Memory foam helps distribute your weight across the seat evenly, thus allowing for better circulation in your knees. Moreover, foam is temperature sensitive and it helps you stay cooler on warmer days and warmer in cooler days. Some cushions can also be angled so that they force you into a pelvic tilt position to alleviate more pressure, and there are also models that have antimicrobial properties.