People Sitting

Sitting is one of the basic resting positions for humans where the weight of the body is supported by the ground or other horizontal surface such as a chair. When a person sits, the upper torso is upright and the buttocks supports the weight of the body through contact with the sitting surface. Sitting most commonly occurs on the floor or on a raised seat in the form of a chair, stool, bench or similar. Today, prolonged sitting has been identified as a health risk connected to heart disease and diabetes and it is suggested to take measures to reduce the amount of sitting a person does daily.

Why do I have back pain when sitting?

Pain in the lower back is often a result of bad sitting posture, as a slouched or hunched over seated position puts strain on the discs. An underlying medical condition such as sciatica, a herniated disc, muscle strain, or degenerative disc disease, can worsen the pain. Upper back pain can be a result of a forward craning position when looking at a computer screen or phone display.

How many calories do you burn sitting?

Calories burned while sitting varies greatly on factors such as weight, fitness level, age, sex, and health status. Sitting is a low calorie-burning activity, but the more active you are, you will burn more calories while seated. A 150 lb person is estimated to burn 68 calories an hour sitting quietly, 102 calories doing light work, and 170 calories while doing moderate work.

How do you sleep sitting up?

For an optimal upright sleeping position, a slightly sloped surface, at about 70 degrees, is ideal. Padding against the vertical surface will help to simulate the comfort of sleeping on a bed. Lower back support is the more important part of upright sleeping; this can be achieved by a rolled up towel or small pillow behind the lower back. For a smooth transition from traditional sleeping postures to an upright position while sleeping, a neck support will be beneficial as well.

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Business People Sitting - Male (Side)
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Business People Sitting - Male (Side)
Business Sitting - Female (Side)
3D
Business Sitting - Female (Side)
20-45
Protesters Holding Signs - Women - Sitting
45.00
3D
Protesters Holding Signs - Women - Sitting
Sitting - Children (Back)
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Sitting - Children (Back)
Sitting - Criss-Cross Applesauce
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Sitting - Criss-Cross Applesauce
Sitting - Female (Front) - 1
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Sitting - Female (Front) - 1
Sitting - Female (Side) - 1
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Sitting - Female (Side) - 1
Sitting - Male (Front) - 1
3D
Sitting - Male (Front) - 1
Sitting - Male (Side) - 1
3D
Sitting - Male (Side) - 1
Sitting Chair - Boys (Front)
3D
Sitting Chair - Boys (Front)
Sitting Chair - Boys (Side)
3D
Sitting Chair - Boys (Side)
Sitting Chair - Girls (Front)
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Sitting Chair - Girls (Front)
Sitting Chair - Girls (Side)
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Sitting Chair - Girls (Side)
Sitting - Criss-Cross Applesauce - Kids (Front)

Criss-cross Applesauce, a nursery rhyme phrase referring to sitting cross-legged on the floor, is a popular sitting style used in school environments when gathering students in groups for exercises and reading. Replacing the long-used and politically incorrect ‘Indian Style’ phrase in educational settings, Criss-cross Applesauce is a familiar and common posture that helps students gather and focus students for learning. Kids should not sit in Criss-cross Applesauce position for too long or they may have pains or develop poor posture.

Drawing of a group of boys sitting in criss-cross applesauce position
Criss-cross Applesauce, a rhyme referring to sitting cross-legged on the floor, is a popular sitting style used in school environments when gathering students in groups for exercises and reading. Criss-cross Applesauce is a familiar and common posture that helps bring together and focus children.

Drawing of a group of boys sitting in criss-cross applesauce position
Sitting - Criss-Cross Applesauce - Kids (Front)
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Sitting Style: Criss-Cross Applesauce
Attire: Casual/School
Ages: 4-6

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Children | Kids Sitting Front elevation, front (outline)

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Fowler's | Semi-Upright Position
Drawing of a person showing the angle range of the Raised | Fowler's Medical Position

The Fowler’s position is a semi-upright medical position where the patient sits with their upper body raised at an angle between 45°-60° in relation to the lower body. The patient’s knees may be straight, bent, or elevated as needed. Named after George Ryerson Fowler, the Fowler’s position is most often used to promote respiration and oxygenation through the expansion of the chest. Fowler’s position can also be used to alleviate abdominal tension, for improved drainage, and for improved comfort while eating.

The Fowler’s position is a semi-upright medical position where the patient sits with their upper body raised at an angle between 45°-60° in relation to the lower body. The Fowler’s position is most often used to promote respiration and oxygenation through the expansion of the chest.

Fowler's | Semi-Upright Position
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Angle: 45°-60°
Legs: Straight, bent, elevated
Purpose: Oxygenation, respiration, relaxing abdomen, feeding, draining

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Fowler's Position side elevation (male)

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Sitting Chair - Boys (Front)

Kids sitting in chairs are usually resting from play, doing a seated activity at a table or desk, or in school. Most schools require that kids sit in chairs during instruction. The chairs that kids sit in are usually smaller than the chairs adults sit in.

Elevation drawing of boys sitting in a line at seat height with dimensions
Kids sitting in chairs are usually resting from play, doing a seated activity at a table or desk, or in school. Most schools require that kids sit in chairs during instruction. The chairs that kids sit in are usually smaller than the chairs adults sit in.

Elevation drawing of boys sitting in a line at seat height with dimensions
Sitting Chair - Boys (Front)
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Seat Heights: 12”-18” | 31-46 cm
Table Heights: 20”-24” | 51-61 cm
Style: Casual/School
Ages: 5-8

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Boys Sitting Chair Height front elevations (detail), side (outline)

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Sitting Chair - Girls (Side)

Kids sitting in chairs are usually resting from play, doing a seated activity at a table or desk, or in school. Most schools require that kids sit in chairs during instruction. The chairs that kids sit in are usually smaller than the chairs adults sit in.

Side elevation illustration with dimensions of girls sitting at chair height in multiple poses
Kids sitting in chairs are usually resting from play, doing a seated activity at a table or desk, or in school. Most schools require that kids sit in chairs during instruction. The chairs that kids sit in are usually smaller than the chairs adults sit in.

Side elevation illustration with dimensions of girls sitting at chair height in multiple poses
Sitting Chair - Girls (Side)
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Seat Heights: 12”-18” | 31-46 cm
Table Heights: 20”-24” | 51-61 cm
Style: Casual/School
Ages: 5-8

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Girls Sitting Chair Height side elevations (detail), side (outline)

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Protesters Holding Signs - Women - Sitting
Front elevation drawings of Protesters Holding Signs (Women) in various sitting postures

Protestors hold signs to rally others for their cause. Protestors hold signs with phrases that are important to their cause, such as “black lives matter.” Protestors typically hold signs with phrases that can be read quickly in bold writing so that their messages can be communicated to passerby’s.

Outline elevation drawings of Sitting Protesters Holding Signs (Women) in various poses
Protestors hold signs to rally others for their cause. Protestors hold signs with phrases that are important to their cause, such as “black lives matter.” Protestors typically hold signs with phrases that can be read quickly in bold writing so that their messages can be communicated to passerby’s.

Outline elevation drawings of Sitting Protesters Holding Signs (Women) in various poses
Protesters Holding Signs - Women - Sitting
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Protective, Casual
Gender
Female
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20-45

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Protesters Holding Signs (Women - Sitting) assorted elevations

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