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 Buzzfeed.com 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

3 thoughts on “Are you sitting down?

  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. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s