It is very easy to sit in a chair, but to sit in a chair for a long time with comfort is difficult.

If you are sitting at a computer all day, then I would suggest try bringing a small or medium sized towel to your work area. You will be amazed at how much this piece of equipment will aid your comfort level throughout the day.

The beauty about a towel is that it can be changed to whatever size that you need. If you then roll up the towel and place a few rubber bands around it, the towel will remain in a rolled up state.

Now you can try various ways to aid your comfort level:

1. Place the towel just behind your pelvic bones, at the back of the chair. This will help you to sit firmly on your pelvic bones and allow your back to lean back, becoming more erect as you sit on your pelvic bones.

2. A rolled-up towel will help any intense pain in the back by positioning the towel just below the painful area. This will try to support the pain location site, in order to relieve the problem.

3. A rolled-up towel that is placed between your legs will help to aid relaxation in your legs from tension that can build up throughout the day. Your legs will lean against the towel and feel more comfortable resting. (For ladies also wanting to increase pelvic floor strength, squeezing the towel tightly for up to 5 seconds between your legs is another useful exercise with the towel).

4. Your feet will enjoy the pleasure of a rolled up top, by placing your stocking feet on the towel. Your feet can then have fun rolling the towel around as you work. This movement in the feet will help to move your pelvic bones for prolonged sitting.

5. If you have a head rest, then a rolled-up towel behind the neck will help to soothe those tired muscles in the neck.

6. A rolled-up towel resting on the foot stand will allow you're stocking feet to rest on the stand in comfort, for an alternative position for your sitting position.

7. Now take one end of the towel and place your hand behind your head, then take the opposite hand and reach back, so you are internally rotating the shoulder joint to collect the towel. This is a good exercise for internal and external rotation of the shoulder, which we hardly ever perform; but your back and shoulders will like the movements for lubricating the joints for flexibility and movement.

A small or larger towel, whichever your preference can be a useful item to have around your ergonomic chair; for aiding your comfort in prolonged sitting. There may be other ways that you may consider better and if so, I would appreciate an email, so that I can correlate all these ideas together for another article. Your name will be mentioned, I will not plagiarize ideas!

Author's Bio: 

Gail McGonigal is a qualified Occupational Therapist who is not practicing because she has her own business helping people who want to buy an ergonomic chair be comfortable in sitting. She is targeting the Big and Tall because they have the most difficulty in functional movements.
Gail is tall and has postural scoliosis in her back. She has experienced all the problems that everyone has had with back pain and functional discomforts in daily living.
Gail wants to help people with her free 'Therapeutic Active Living Plan' which is free with each chair purchased. Gail has overcome her back problems and wants to help you individually overcome your problems also with her easy solutions for relieving back discomfort that make life safer, happier and more active in daily living