I have just converted my sitting work station into a standing one (basically by putting my stool sideways on the desk, the height is pretty spot on actually). There are two reasons for this:
1. I keep on reading studies about how bad sitting is for you (while sitting down normally)
2. I am finding that when I do exercises that require my hipsto engage to keep my body straight (i.e. one arm push ups) they are a big weak link. Sitting shortens your hamstrings and hip flexors. Doesn’t seem a big leap to say that chronic sitting is getting in the way here.
Has anyone else decided to spend less time sitting? What have you found? After day one my feet are a little sore but the rest of my body feels pretty good actually.
dynamic sitting = active sitting, like sitting on a ball, which leads to activation of the pelvis and constant micro adjustments. I feel that standing makes it even easier for me to adjust and constantly change my posture.
I had a chair for active sitting once, but I definitely prefer standing. I somehow managed to slouch even with that chair, and it was even more expensive than my standing work station.
Ahhh, thank you for the clarification. Yes, I have a backless stool which I’ll use if I really have to sit so I have to keep my back up straight. I’ve never been attracted to the fancy chairs like that and you’ve just reinforced my lack of interest. I’ll stick with the standing and spend my money on something else!