Friday, August 17, 2018
Their have been many articles written in the recent years about how detrimental to our health sitting can be if done millions of hours a week. Unfortunately for many jobs we have in the workforce these days as well as laziness, the amount of time we sit has increased incredibly. If you go online and look up articles that are titled "Sitting is the new smoking" you will find lots of info concerning that and it is unsettling to read about how unhealthy sitting is.
So I just wanted to go through the best position to sit in that will decrease how negative sitting can be for the human body.
So here goes: If you imagine that we all have tails like lions and tigers and bears (oh my!) what you want to do is sit so your tail is behind your body and not crunched up under your tush. When we sit if you have your legs about 12 inches apart and then push your tush back so it is behind your spine not curled under - this is the most absolute healthy way of sitting.
So again, push your tush when sitting down-slide it behind your spine as if your tail is hanging down the back of the chair...
This is by far the most healthy way of sitting and best for spinal health. If you have any "push your tush sitting method questions" please do not hesitate to call the office as we are always here for you.
Keep on having a safe summer (what is left of it).
Yours in good health,
Dr. Ray and Staff