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What's the best long-term sitting posture?

The best long-term perfect posture is subjective due to the variety of body types, incorrect posture differs from person to person and person's proper posture can be incorrect posture for someone else ...
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Why is sitting for long periods unhealthy?

Your body uses motion in several ways to maintain function. One of them is called muscle milking Muscle Milking is the process where blood is pushed back up to your heart by your muscles compressing ...
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What are the health tradeoffs between eating while standing vs. sitting vs. in reclining position?

There is some research that has been done on this, as well as some more anecdotal/lifestyle based evidence. There is a study done in 1914, published in the American Journal of Physiology, where they ...
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What's the best long-term sitting posture?

Short answer: there is no best long-term sitting posture. If there is any, take care of posture (I'd risk to say upright is best), and move every certain amount of time in the chair and/or around. I'...
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Weight on front or back of feet

So there are a few things making this a difficult question to answer. Much of the in-depth research hasn't been done on healthy individuals (biomechanics of the foot), but where there's something ...
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What are the health tradeoffs between eating while standing vs. sitting vs. in reclining position?

When we sit we eat slower and digest the food more properly, because we're more calm. When standing we do things faster, hence we are less focused what we eat and not chew food properly by adding ...
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Why is sitting for long periods unhealthy?

Sitting for long periods of time is unhealthy because you do not get good blood circulation. Most of your muscles are not moving. Passengers are recommended to get up and walk around on a long haul ...
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Does brace to correct posture work?

Here's an paper that might help you: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3554027/ The short conclusion is "Application of the scapular brace improved shoulder posture and scapular ...
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Can removal of internal organs (such as in hysterectomy) affect the posture of the body or the stomach?

I would say consult a doctor to confirm the problem. Removal of the Uterus usually doesn't cause to much of a shift, but I am sure there are a very few instances when it does. The uterus typically ...
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How can I sit ergonomically on the floor when using a low table?

There are a few tricks which can make the cross-legged position comfortable: Sitting more "crossy" - if you are not flexible enough to align your heels one in front of another, cross your ankles or ...
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Exercise Ball Vs. Desk Chair

There are actually studies about sitting in a regular chair vs. an exercise ball. Here and here for example. Neither seems to show net benefits. The limitations of both studies are small sample size ...
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Sharp sudden pain in torso?

Check with doctor first. 1 - i think you have spin or disk hernia near L5-S1 or so 2 - is your posture poor or stable? 3 - if you sneeze (simulate real sneeze) does the pain triggers? Drink lot of ...
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Piano bank healthy for computer work?

First, congrats on actually being more comfortable sitting up-right. I've yet to master the talent. In short, I can't say the relation between old piano players in great health is directly related ...
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What's the best long-term sitting posture?

From my experience, it is better to change postures while you sit long. Most often, I sit in a posture similar to below yoga posture 'Padmasana' in my chair, but not for so long, just for 5 or 10 ...
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