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August 22, 2016 3 min read 1 Comment

BODIES ARE MEANT TO MOVE, NOT SIT

Our bodies were meant to be in motion, hunting and gathering. Back in the day, we didn't sit much, only for meals and at church. The rest of the time we were either moving or sleeping. Grateful as I am about not toiling in the fields, we now face orthopedic and medical problems as a result of sitting for most of every day.

Even though the biggest issue is the lengthy time we sit, another issue is exactly HOW we sit.Slouched over the keyboard. Ideally we should sit with perfect posture and spend an equal amount of time getting up and moving around. Very few of us do this.

Did you know the number one reason people call out from work is because of neck and back pain?

If you are like most of us you are probably experiencing some type of discomfort. Stiffness, tight shoulder and low back muscles, a locked neck, frequent headaches.


THE MODERN OFFICE CHAIR

Designed In The Late 1960's, Very Groovy

Part of the problem is the modern office chair. Today's 'ergonomic' chair was designed for initial comfort. Unfortunately, long-term orthopedic correctness has been ignored.

Notice how most chairs have rounded side edges. This design causes your thighs to roll together and the deepest part of the seat is in the center of the seat - as opposed to under each butt cheek.

The back is also curved inward. This design rolls your shoulders together. Rarely does the lumbar 'roll' fit the body correctly.

The arm rests are always too long and frequently too high. You can't get the chair close enough to the desk forcing the upper body to roll forward trying to reach the keyboard or mouse.

Together, these design flaws cause your body to cave in on itself.

PROBLEMATIC MODERN CHAIRS

Initially comfortable, bad for posture.

  • The seat rolls your thighs together
  • The back rolls shoulders together
  • The arm rests are too long and too high. You can't pull the chair closer to the keyboard.

Chairs designed in the 1940's were better for your spine.

Granted they don't look very comfortable, but they were.

Probably the users didn't spend as long sitting as we do today.

But, they are better for posture mainly because they don't cause the body to cave in on itself.



HEALTH PROBLEMS CAUSED BY SITTING TOO LONG

Sitting in a hunched forward position puts undo pressure on the organs. How can you take a full breath if your lungs are compressed?

Digestion is slowed, pancreas function is slowed. Slower circulation. The vascular system functions, in part, by the contraction and relaxation of muscles, particularly in the legs.

The following diseases are directly associated:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vision problems

According to the AMA, those who sit for long stretches of time and fail to incorporate regular exercise into daily life have a forty percent higher risk of early death.

To read MORE about how poor posture compromises your health read here.

"I exercise three times a week. Surely, this negates my sitting for 10 hours a day."

Not according to the American Medical Association (AMA). A recent report shows how exercise alone does little to reverse the ill effects of sitting all day.


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WHAT CAN WE DO?

There are plenty of things!

  • Get up 5 or 6 times a day. Instead of texting or emailing a co-worker, deliver the message in person.
  • Take your meetings on the fly. Invite the others to take a walk while taking the meeting.
  • Go out to lunch rather than eat in.
  • Instead of lunch, go to the gym a couple of days a week.
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Park your car a bit further away.
  • Learn some stretches you can do at work. Start by realigning your spine. Read here.
  • Get a better work chair.
  • Ask HR about better work ergonomics.
  • Get a standing desk or a Swiss Ball to sit on.
  • Ask your boss to work remotely, then go out for a hike to clear your mind. Better in the long run.

My Choice For The Best Chair. Here's Why:

1. A flat seat and flat back

2. More ergonomic lumbar 'roll'

3. Shorter arm rests

4.. Ability to raise or lower and tilt

5. Padded

6. Beautiful looking!


After hours sitting behind a computer your back needs a break. Try PurePostureto realign your spine, increase flexibility and solve neck and back pain. It is easy to use, safe and fast. Most important, it's effective.Check it out today!



1 Response

Greg Mays
Greg Mays

September 04, 2016

I received my Pure Posture on Tuesday, six days ago, and I’ve used it two times a day every other day since. What follows are my initial thoughts and impressions.

I’m a sloucher. I slouch while driving a car. I’ve tried not to, but it just didn’t feel right sitting upright behind the wheel. I slouch at work. I spend several hours a day all week long hunched over an examination microscope in my office and twice a week in a hospital OR, hunched over an operating microscope. I walk regularly, typically for thirty to sixty minutes daily. I’m hunched over then, too. Not exactly the picture of victorious living… a slumped-over middle-aged man. Yesterday, I discovered myself NOT hunched over the steering wheel, but sitting straight up. Interesting. I’ve had a few people say I seemed to have grown taller. I’m 6’2", but I bet I’m under 6 foot when slouching. Today, on a walk, I noticed I’m standing upright. I look confident in the mirror, not cowering.

Why did I purchase Pure Posture? Some people in my profession have had neck and back problems, a few requiring early retirement. Some people feel it is from the poor posture prolonged microscopy tends to encourage. I started developing upper thoracic/lower cervical discomfort a few weeks before ordering the Pure Posture. As luck would have it, the discomfort seemed to improve the day before it arrived, so I can’t know whether it would’ve help. Time will tell.

I purchased my Pure Posture through The Grommet. I read through the comments on their site and some people expressed dismay over the price. Nearly $300 may sound like a lot for a piece of wood, but you’re paying for the value that’s been added to the wood, not just for the wood. As a small businessman myself, I understand the need for profits. It’s how I pay the electric bill and the rent. My employees count on profit to pay for their salary, their health insurance, and their retirement plans. Unless you’re a member of the clergy, if the business you work for doesn’t generate a profit, you should look for a new job, because your current job won’t last long.

I’ve already received my money’s worth just in the change in my appearance. Three hundred bucks to NOT look like a crumpled old man? Sign me up!

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