Are you sitting down?


Because I was unwell recently I did more sitting down than I would normally do.  I am glad I am now back doing my morning walk and more physical activity.  Mind you I did get a great deal of reading done during the time I was unwell.

This is from and gives some excellent advice.  You just need to click on the image to increase the size to make it easier for you to read.sitting down2

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  1. That’s interesting about the 135 degrees. I’ve been giving a lot of thought to this very subject lately due to chronic back pain and I’m trying hard not to sit as much (at least on a chair – sitting on the floor is a different matter, apparently). It struck me the other day that we’ve got into this habit of sitting on chairs everywhere, from children in school to adults in board meetings, whereas in some parts of the world these activities are more often conducted sitting cross-legged on the floor which takes the strain off your spine. Even if you don’t have to get up frequently because of pain or discomfort, I think it’s a good idea to stretch the legs every half hour or so to keep you alert and help maintain good posture. Not so easy to do when you’re at work, admittedly, and difficult to make yourself do it if you’re comfortably lazing on the sofa. I read this post standing up, incidentally. 🙂

    1. suth2 says:

      Glad to hear you were standing when you read it.:-)
      I would love to be able to sit cross legged comfortably on the floor. My muscles don’t want to cooperate. I can only manage it for a short time.

      1. Same here, but I reckon a short time is better than nothing, and perhaps we’ll get a bit more flexibility back if we keep at it.

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