Chairs were a terrible innovation. 🪑
Who's idea was it anyway? ❓
⏬ Ok, let me explain... ⏬
Mechanically, we're not designed to sit.
Especially for long stretches at a time. Yes, I am talking to all you desk workers.
1. Sitting on your butt disengages your glutes (🍑 muscles) from absorbing the weight of your upper body.
Something must give, and it's your low back that takes on this compressive load.
Over time, this results in low back pain and stiffness around the hips.
People with low back pain don't stand straight, hence poor posture.
2. Sitting up straight for 8+ hours a day is no easy task.
So naturally, we want to relax, and this means slouching. And the more we slouch, the more our body will favour that posture.
Eventually, it gets harder to reverse and becomes the norm if left unchecked 🔜 poor posture.
Here's the good news.
Thankfully, humanity has developed strategies to mitigate against our sedentary lifestyles.
And it starts with strength. You need to be strong; that is your best defence. 💪
Targeted strength training of the muscles that support good posture will help combat the ill effects of a long day at your workstation.
Weakness gives poor posture the green light to thrive. 🟢
So fight back.
It's not your fault that you're a modern human being who works at a desk all day.
But just because you sit all day at work doesn't mean your posture has to take a seat too.