sitting Tag

Do you sit in the car on the way to the train station? Do you have an office job that requires 8-9 hours of sitting each day? Do you go out for lunch during work hours and sit as well? Do you catch public transport home and sit down the whole way? Do you go home and sit in front of the TV for a few hours before you sleep? The ABS estimated 10.4 million people aged 18 years and over (or 61% of adults) worked in a job or business. These workers spent an average of just over 16 hours sitting...

Do you spend 8-9 hours a day working on a desk? Do you often have lower back pain, shoulder pain, or neck pain at the end of the day? [caption id="attachment_7170" align="alignright" width="378"] Credit: University of Western Australia[/caption]   There is growing evidence that there needs to be suppleness in the way we sit at computer workstations. While there is not one correct way to sit at a workstation, seating should support postures that can be changed frequently within a comfortable range throughout the day. It should accommodate the: work being done visual demands workers’ individual differences.   Every individual should trial different positions to work the...

They say that there's nothing that a good walk can't fix. And when it comes to exercise, that may not be too far from the truth.   It's the oldest form of exercise and an easy and effective way to improve overall health. Check out Exercise Right's top 3 benefits of walking for exercise that you may not know about.   1.    Improves Postural Control and reduces the risk of falls   An inability to control rapid movement of the head or trunk increases the possibility for falls, particularly in the elderly. With age there is often deterioration in the speed at which visual and neuromuscular signals are sent to...

The typical modern lifestyle means more sitting, with the consequence of weakness through the body’s most powerful structures. Boost your strength and functional movement with these tips.   Within the 21st century lifestyle, excessive sitting is become evermore frequent. Most of us go to work and sit behind a desk or at the controls of machinery, before coming home and spending the night on the couch watching your favorite television series on Netflix. The dangers of sitting to your health have been well-documented in recent times. This article aims to address another aspect of your livelihood that sitting is affecting: your posterior chain. Take...

“If you don’t use it, you lose it”. It’s true for a number of things and mobility is definitely one of them.   I’ve heard too many people tell me what they used to be able to do i.e touch their toes, squat to depth, decent lunges and all the rest of it. My question to them is normally, “so what happened?” and 99.9% of the time they reply with something along the lines of “Life got in the way and I stopped doing it”. When I encounter people with movement problems it normally stems from having a prolonged period of time living...

Hamstring tightness is a common issue in the current environment where prolonged sitting is prevalent. For those with a need or desire for increasing hamstring flexibility and hamstring strength, the individual’s foot position may be an important factor to take into consideration during exercises.   Spend some time at virtually any amateur sporting event and you will inevitably stumble upon athletes limbering up and getting their body ready for combat. Without proper guidance, amateur athletes are left to imitate images symbolising “stretching” and potentially skewing the appropriate techniques.  One of the most widely disseminated images involves the athletes grabbing their toes and...