April 27, 2017
Have you found the right driving position in your van? It could be affecting your health…
Many of us spend at least an hour in our vehicles every day, whether it’s the school run, commuting or simply getting the chores done. But how many of us actually take the time to consider the effect our driving position may be having on our health?
Finding a comfortable van driving position is more important than you think. When you consider that back problems affect 4 out of 5 people with over 14 million people suffering from a repetitive driving injury, you start to realise how important your driving position is.
Your van driving position should be comfortable, flexible and suited to your body. Bad driving positions can result in repetitive driving injuries such as foot cramp, lower back pain, neck pain and even headaches.
Fear not – the answer is pretty simple. You don’t need a new car, some sort of special seat attachment or strenuous exercise. The first place to start is with a driving seat adjusted to the wrong position (for you). This will allow you to adjust it until you find a driving position that’s comfortable for you.
Follow these rules to avoid a repetitive driving injury:
Remember to follow these rules for the optimum driving position every time you get into a new vehicle or after someone else has driven yours. Repetitive driving injuries can cause severe pain.
If you struggle with your back and need a more comfortable van, check out the Vauxhall Vivaro. It features a six-way adjustable driving seat with lumbar support and an armrest to help you find your optimum driving position.
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