Getting out of chairs without pain
Stiff and Sore
If you've been sitting for a while getting up from your chair can be an exercise in pain and
There's a really cool trick to getting out of chairs when
your back is sore.
Normally we get out of chairs by leaning our torso forward
to prise our backside off the seat. You keep moving forward until your centre of gravity is over your feet, then
you straighten up by using the poor, sore, strained muscles in your low back. They protest with pain and
stiffness. It can take a few seconds or steps to settle down. Very
Getting up well
The way you stop that from happening is by keeping your
pelvis and spine properly aligned. Slide right to the front of the chair. Have your feet underneath
you and slide off the edge of the chair while you keep your torso upright. All of the
lifting comes from your legs. Voila! You're on your feet and it didn’t hurt.