If you have attended my Tai Chi and Qigong classes, you’ll know how emphatic I can be regarding frequent healthy movements and postural health in your daily life. By practicing the Classical Chinese arts regularly, the corrections to your posture will help to influence other areas of your life. By learning the skill of body awareness, you will have a greater chance of adapting your posture whilst you drive, sit at a desk, read and book and so on. By learning how to align the body in a healthier way, if you have to sit for an extended period, at least you can choose a position that gives the body the best chance. By understanding what happens to the internal body when you are sitting for long periods will give you insight into why it is bad for your health. You can then adjust your daily life as necessary to best support your health, whether that be continuing to sit as you work mixed in with frequent movement and exercise breaks, or an adjustment in the type of chair or desk you use, to a total change in your routine, being informed is a great motivator.
Natural health expert and Mercola.com founder Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Dr. James Levine, author of the book Get Up!: Why Your Chair Is Killing You and What You Can Do About It.
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