I am sure you have heard of the saying that “sitting is the new smoking” and are probably aware of how bad prolonged sitting is for you and your posture. The unfortunate thing is that most of us have to sit at work or at home. So if we can’t avoid it, we may as well try to do it as best as we can. This way we can minimize the negative effects of sitting as much as possible. When it comes to the BEST sitting position I recently read a great quote by Dr Kelly Starrett that sums it up nicely. “Your best position is your next one”. What does this mean? and what is the best sitting position? Continue reading to find out.
It is common knowledge that we all tend to sit for too long and that too much sitting is bad for us. You may have also heard the latest slogan that “Sitting is the new smoking”. One of the problems with sitting for too long is that it can lead to postural deviations and dysfunction. This, of course, leads to aches and pains, headaches etc. The Bruggers Relief Position was developed by Alois Brugger, a Swiss neurologist. It is a very simple exercise that is best done as a micro break and can help improve your posture or at least minimize the damage from sitting in front of the computer all day. It is well worth trying. Continue reading to see how it is done.
We are bombarded these days with information on how our sedentary lifestyles are bad for our health. We are told that we need to move regularly in order to break up the amount of time we spend sitting at our desk, in the car or on the couch. A recent study in American Journal of Preventative medicine has suggested that fidgeting could decrease the risk of mortality in those who sit all day. I am a fidgeter from way back so this comes as good news for me. Continue reading to see what they found.
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