What's to be done about dangling feet?
July 15, 2008 7:41 AM Subscribe
I'm a fairly short woman (5'2"), and my feet dangle from almost every chair (pew, bench, sofa, car seat) I sit in. This is uncomfortable and occasionally painful, and I've taken to sitting cross-legged everywhere, which is also uncomfortable and occasionally painful. What are my options?
posted by sciapod to Health & Fitness (21 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
If I sit back in most chairs, I can't reach the ground. If I slouch forward like a disaffected teenager, my feet will reach the ground but my lower back will ache after a while. At age 22, I have just discovered (with some degree of horror) my first spider vein, which I know is supposedly not caused by sitting in this fashion, but which has prompted the question nonetheless.
I have taken care of this annoyance at home by using a footrest, but I'm wondering what, if anything, can be done about seats outside of the house? Otherwise, does anyone have an inkling about what might be the least hard on my body in the long run: sitting cross-legged, slouching, or dangling?
Thanks very much for your suggestions!