In the words of Kelly Clarkson, "Just walk away."
Flat ground limits us to a single range of motion, compared to the natural variety of movements we should be accustomed to. This weakens our body and ignores how it has evolved to function optimally.
Here are 6 yoga poses for anyone who sits at a desk all day: 3. Pigeon Pose (Damon Dahlen/Huffington Post) The more we sit
Not only do standing desks in classrooms improve health outcomes, they also improve academic performance. This is like a public health professional's dream! Why aren't these everywhere?
But sometimes discomfort is due to doing nothing whatsoever. Case in point: Sitting at your sedentary desk job. If your low
Take all your phone calls standing up. Chairs are killing us. The implications of these findings are profound. We live in
Judy Gruen, 54, a Los Angeles-based humor writer, takes a break from her computer every two hours for a quick walk with her
In case you haven't heard, sitting is the new smoking. And to make matters worse, it appears that no level of physical activity
Active breaks can help us all avoid the harmful effects of sitting all day. Take an active break at least once an hour, and remember that an active break can be effective even if it is as short as a minute or two.
There's no doubt we can all make an effort to increase our standing or walking outside of the hours we're expected to sit.
Mark Morford is an award-winning columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate, the author of The Daring Spectacle: Adventures
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program. What you feel: A
Sitting at a computer for hours and hours, day after day, is the modern equivalent of eating too much steak and smoking cigarettes
A greater focus on the sit-able is an invitation to rich discussion and ready illustration based on human tradition.
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Now bend your knees and sit back on your heels (tops of the feet still touching the floor). Rest your torso on your thighs
Once the pelvis is neutral, the back muscles and hip bones should feel free from tension; pay attention to how your inhalations
You might want to stand up for this: Sitting will kill you. You might say, "Joanne, that's old news. Where were you a few months ago when that was first reported?" My real answer is, "Sitting on my couch eating Thin Mints."
There's no question that regular exercise is essential to health. For the vast majority of our evolutionary history, we've had to exert ourselves -- often quite strenuously -- to get food, find shelter and simply survive.