That sits well: Our perfect everyday routine for a strong back

We're giving our backs a once-over - on the nationwide Back Health Day, we're showing the best ways to do something for your own spine in style and safety. From the perfect chair to the optimal car and a suitable training device - to the boxing chiropractor.
Text Alfred Rzyski
Photo Vitra


Clean lines, soft cushions: Eames Soft Pad Group

We spend most of the day sitting at work anyway - so why not make it a treat for our backs and our own health? One option here is the office chairs from the »Eames Soft Pad Group« by Vitra. The great advantage of the variably configurable and upholstered seating is that the chairs adapt to the body and offer pleasant sitting comfort. Luckily, they also look excellent - not only your back is going to be pleased, but also the eye. If you're looking for a little more comfort, you might want to take a look at another Charles & Ray Eames creation - the »Lounge Chair« with a wooden back.

The comfort cruiser: Volvo XC60

In the past, a lot of »Swedish steel« guaranteed the well-being of Volvo passengers, but today it is a combination of many different features. One of them: sophisticated ergonomics, which unfolds its full potential in the Volvo XC60 SUV. On the one hand, getting into the compact crossover is easy, and on the other hand, the seats themselves are pretty impressive in terms of their support. Comfortable? Naturally. And thanks to the automatic transmission, blind spot assist and automatic parking function, there's no need to twist. And the regulated top speed in all Volvo models means you won't cramp up when driving on the highway anyway.

The prophylaxis: Flow one rowing machine

The best way to avoid back pain and problems is to take your health into your own hands and take good care of it - or rather, to train. For example, with a rowing machine. A particularly attractive option here is the »Flow one« from Stil-Fit. The training device not only looks good, but also has a lasting effect if used frequently. By the way, the construction of the rowing machine made of oak or walnut wood is also sustainable and natural: Through an integrated water tank, the training resistance is dynamically regulated via stroke rate and pull strength as on the water - an authentic soundscape included. This way, everything stays in the flow and we stay dry.

The Chiropractor: Porsche 911 Turbo S

Chiropractors are known for their ability to give a bit of a helping hand. If something doesn't sit right or is in the wrong place, they're quick to lend a hand and that's that. Well, they're not exactly notorious for boxing (or boxer engines), but the Porsche 911 Turbo S can certainly take on the role of personal trainer and chiropractor. On the one hand, fast cornering exercises the torso -without a strong core, you can't have a strong back! - On the other hand, the 650 hp of power virtually locks everything in by itself. From zero to everything back where it belongs: that takes just 2.7 seconds here.


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