Tedspresso - Why sitting destroys you

Tedspresso - Ted talks condensed into a page of digestible information. If you like what you read, the link to the full talk is at the bottom of the page. Why Sitting Down Destroys You | Roger Frampton | TEDxLeamingtonSpa

Length - 13:20

Key takeaways -

  • Billions of people around the world, particularly in the West, suffer from lower back pain and musco-skeletal conditions.

  • This comes from the transition from a J-shaped spine to S-shaped spine as years of sitting leads to a loss in mobility and dexterity.

  • The fitness industry ignores the benefits of our natural movements. We should return to the movements of our childhood, such as fully squatting to pick things up and avoid sitting for prolonged periods of time.

  • Roger ended by suggesting a good standing posture to train your spine – squeezing your heels together when standing, will naturally engage your glutes and core.

Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOJLx4Du3vU

Quotes -

“You are as old as your spine” - Chinese proverb


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