If you are interested in health, regularly workout in the gym, or maybe teach others how to move optimally in their lives, you have probably came across the catchy slogan of ‘’SITTING IS THE NEW SMOKING.’’
Yes, the big news is out for quite some time: your plushy chair is designed to destroy you. Especially your back.
Last year extensive study published in LA TIMES pointed out that for every straight hour of TV we watch; we proportionally cut our lifespan by about 22 minutes.In comparison, for every one cigarette people smoke they shorten their lives by about 11 minutes. So if you are ‘’seated smoker’’, your health is under serious threat.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU SIT?
As humans nowadays, we sit more than ever. Think about all the office chairs, car seats, plane seats, waiting areas in doctor surgeries, banks, crèches, dinner tables and toilettes…and the list; of course; goes on and on. No wonder our hips are tight & stringy, our backs are more prone to injuries and we are losing our ability to maintain good posture.