Questions tagged [posture]

Questions pertaining to a position of a person's body when standing or sitting.

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Why is sitting for long periods unhealthy?

Discovery called sitting "the new smoking", and while this is somewhat hyperbolic, there seems to be hard data that indicates sitting (e.g., at a desk) for long periods of time is unhealthy (1, 2). ...
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What's the best long-term sitting posture?

The received wisdom seems to be that bending forward for prolonged periods of time is bad for the back. Fine. However, the "received wisdom" has been, for a long time now, that sitting bolt upright ...
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What are the health tradeoffs between eating while standing vs. sitting vs. in reclining position?

Is it better to stand or sit when eating? If it is better to sit, what posture should I go for?
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Exercise Ball Vs. Desk Chair

There are ads and web pages that suggest using an exercise ball as a desk chair. Some are self promoting and others are not well referenced. I found mentions of possible lumbar issues related to ...