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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Protesters Holding Signs - Women - Sitting
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Protective, Casual
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Female
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20-45

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Protesters Holding Signs (Women - Sitting) assorted elevations

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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 - Female (Plan)

Assorted drawings of women in various sitting postures represented in plan/top view. Representing activities and poses that include casual sitting, reading, working, and relaxing, these drawings of women sitting can be used for adding human scale to drawings.

Female shoulders have an average width of 14” (35 cm).

Group of Women Sitting in Plan view illustrated from above
Assorted drawings of women in various sitting postures represented in plan/top view. Representing activities and poses that include casual sitting, reading, working, and relaxing, these drawings of women sitting can be used for adding human scale to drawings.

Female shoulders have an average width of 14” (35 cm).

Group of Women Sitting in Plan view illustrated from above
Sitting - Female (Plan)
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Width (Shoulder): 14” | 35 cm

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Women Sitting Plan view

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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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Business People Sitting - Female (Side)

Collection of scaled drawings of business women sitting in assorted common postures as seen in side view. Illustrating various office postures and poses that include typing, reclining, resting, thinking, writing and listening, these drawings of business women can be used for adding human scale to office and business drawings.

All drawings are set at standard office chair seat heights between 16”-18” (41-46 cm).

Side elevation drawings of women dressed in business attire in semi-reclined seating positions
Collection of scaled drawings of business women sitting in assorted common postures illustrating various office postures and poses that include typing, reclining, resting, thinking, writing and listening.

All drawings are set at standard office chair seat heights between 16”-18” (41-46 cm).

Side elevation drawings of women dressed in business attire in semi-reclined seating positions
Business People Sitting - Female (Side)
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Seat Height (Office Chair): 16”-18” | 41-46 cm
Style: Business Formal
Position: Sitting
Age: 25-50

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Office | Business People Sitting (Female) side elevation (detail), side (silhouette)

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