Right now you might be thinking the same as me many many years ago “sitting can't be bad, what a BS!”, but then I got all the symptoms, even had sciatica. But no more.
“Sitting is so incredibly prevalent that we don’t even question how much we’re doing it. And because everyone else is doing it, it doesn’t even occur to us that it’s not OK.” – Nilofer Merchant at TED 2013
Prolonged sitting has been linked with obesity, weak muscles, abnormal cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, bad posture, cutting off blood flow, cardiovascular disease, back pain, tight muscles and excess body fat around the waist.
Where do we sit too long?
How to fix it?
How to break it up?
I've changed my job long time ago, but I still suffer from the ramification of sitting for many years. Now when I do need to work behind the computer I break up the time, also the position from sitting to laying and standing.
If you have kids, you owe it to them to create a schedule that breaks up their time sitting behind the computer. Don't stop with a schedule, start working out with them, motivate them to do better, to do more away from the computer. And most importantly, talk with them about the ramifications of sitting to long, if they don't understand it, they won't respect the schedule.
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Our bodies are designed to be mobile, not sedentary – use it or lose it!
Sitting expands almost no energy.
Check out my beginners squat video, I created this for one of my online training clients (http://weightloss.community/members/anvigreen/), but it's great for anyone to start with
From there you can progress to the squat
And then the king of squats, the pistol squat