Why your chair is a killer…
Ever since I quit my job bussing tables at a steakhouse in New York, I’ve been working behind a computer. Sitting for 10-12 hours a day. I didn’t think anything of it until I started developing hip pain and realized how sitting for prolonged periods is destroying my mobility.
18 studies over the past 16 years, covering 800,000 people, say your chair is a killer, like, “Sitting for more than half the day, doubles the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular problems.”
“Your hip joint needs to move in its full range of motion on a daily basis to work correctly” – Kelly Starrett
Start simple. Get out of your chair and spend 1 min in a deep squat.
“Keep your feet straight, press your knees out with your elbows, and get your butt as close to the floor as possible.”
If you’re like me, it’s incredibly painful. But after that 1 min, my entire lower body is loose and fluid.
Once you make 1 min, push to 1.5 mins, then 2 mins. Challenge yourself to hit 10 mins.
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- http://bit.ly/2HNeiyV – video demo by the master, Kelly Starrett
- http://bit.ly/2HMLd6I – The pain in your hip could signal a much bigger problem
- http://bit.ly/2HJLEi2 – Killer Chairs: How Desk Jobs Ruin Your Health