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.

* Under Development *

Related Collections
Related Tags
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Business People Sitting - Male (Side)
3D
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)
3D
Sitting - Children (Back)
Sitting - Criss-Cross Applesauce
3D
Sitting - Criss-Cross Applesauce
Sitting - Female (Front) - 1
3D
Sitting - Female (Front) - 1
Sitting - Female (Side) - 1
3D
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)
3D
Sitting Chair - Girls (Front)
Sitting Chair - Girls (Side)
3D
Sitting Chair - Girls (Side)
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
Height:
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Angle: 45°-60°
Legs: Straight, bent, elevated
Purpose: Oxygenation, respiration, relaxing abdomen, feeding, draining

Drawings include:
Fowler's Position side elevation (male)

Details & Downloads

Downloads

2D Downloads

Right Click and 'Save As' to Download

3D Downloads

Sitting - Children (Back)

Assortment of boys and girls sitting as seen from the back profile. Children are always moving between various sitting positions at home or at school as they play and learn. Naturally taking on postures that are comfortable to their bodies, children most commonly sit in positions that include: Criss-cross applesauce (legs crossed), legs in front, legs to the side, on their knees, or W position. W Sitting, when a child sits on their butt with their knees bent and feet angled outward, is known to put your child at risk for injuries and limited core strength and flexibility and should be corrected whenever possible.

Drawing of a group of boys sitting in a row in back elevation
Assortment of boys and girls sitting as seen from the back profile. Children are always moving between various sitting positions at home or at school as they play and learn. Children sitting positions include: Criss-cross applesauce, legs in front, legs to the side, on their knees, or W position.

Drawing of a group of boys sitting in a row in back elevation
Sitting - Children (Back)
Height:
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Sitting Style: Criss-Cross Applesauce, legs behind, legs to side
Attire: Casual/School
Ages: 4-6

Drawings include:
Children | Kids Sitting Back elevation, back (silhouette)

Details & Downloads

Downloads

2D Downloads

Right Click and 'Save As' to Download

3D Downloads

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)
Height:
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Sitting Style: Criss-Cross Applesauce
Attire: Casual/School
Ages: 4-6

Drawings include:
Children | Kids Sitting Front elevation, front (outline)

Details & Downloads

Downloads

2D Downloads

Right Click and 'Save As' to Download

3D Downloads

Sitting - Female (Front) - 1

Assortment of scaled front elevation drawings of women sitting. Illustrating typical common casual postures and poses, these drawings of women can be used to add scale to drawings involving seats, chairs, benches, and surfaces.

Drawings are split into two categories for high seats at 18” (46 cm) and low seats at 15” (38 cm).

Front elevation drawing of a group of women sitting at a high seat height of 18" (46 cm)
Assortment of scaled front elevation drawings of women sitting. Illustrating common casual postures, these drawings of women can be used to add scale to drawings of chairs, benches, and surfaces.

Drawings are split into two categories for high seats at 18” (46 cm) and low seats at 15” (38 cm).

Front elevation drawing of a group of women sitting at a high seat height of 18" (46 cm)
Sitting - Female (Front) - 1
Height:
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Seat Height (High): 18” | 46 cm
Seat Height (Low): 15” | 38 cm
Style: Casual
Position: Sitting
Gender: Female
Age: 25-45

Drawings include:
Women Sitting front elevation (high seat), front (low seat), outlines

Details & Downloads

Downloads

2D Downloads

Right Click and 'Save As' to Download

3D Downloads

Semi-Fowler's Position
Diagram of a person on a medical table illustrating the angle of an Inclined | Semi-Fowler's Medical Position

The Semi-Fowler’s position is an inclined medical position where the patient is on their back at a bed angle between 30°-45°. Used for similar Fowler’s position purposes that include lung expansion and feeding, the Semi-Fowler’s position is uniquely preferred during childbirth to improve the comfort of the mother. The foot of the bed can also be raised to assist in bending the legs if needed.

The Semi-Fowler’s position is an inclined medical position where the patient is on their back at a bed angle between 30°-45°. Semi-Fowler’s position is preferred during childbirth to improve the comfort of the mother. The foot of the bed can be raised to assist in bending the legs if needed.

Semi-Fowler's Position
Height:
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Angle: 30°-45°
Legs: Straight, raised bed
Purpose: Childbirth, oxygenation, feeding, comfort

Drawings include:
Semi-Fowler's position side elevation (male)

Details & Downloads

Downloads

2D Downloads

Right Click and 'Save As' to Download

3D Downloads

Related Humans Collections
Humans