Sitting Down: What's the Problem?

There are many detrimental effects of sitting in addition to the physical inactivity itself, which has links to obesity, diabetes and so on. For example, when standing, the spine has a characteristic ‘s’ shape whereas sitting curves the spine into a ‘c’ shape, which compresses the discs between the vertebrae and can increase the risk… Read More

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4 Orthotic Aids to Help Training

Does your body require a little extra support during training because of a previous fitness injury or biomechanical deficiency? While physical training and strengthening workouts can go a long way to addressing common musculoskeletal (MSK) issues, your efforts may be complemented by a wearable orthotic aid. Check out this quick guide to four orthotic supports… Read More

Does Standing Up Produce Sharper Minds?

Office desks at which you stand are all the rage. Abundant evidence suggests that sitting down for long periods is bad for health, and that working standing up is thus better for you. But is it better for the job? A piece of research just published in Psychological Science by Yaniv Mama of Ariel University,… Read More

Get Up & Stand Up!

Apparently, exercise is not enough toward off risks of sitting still for long periods. Researchers who tracked people over 45 found that those inactive for more than 12.4 minutes at a time had almost twice the risk of dying during the study period as those inactive for less than 7.7 minutes at a time. This… Read More