If we think about it we humans are in effect animals, and like all living beings they do not need tools or exercises to be able to guarantee natural and healthy postures.
Land animals, if they want to sit, use their natural posture and not a “something” to be able to do it correctly. We have lost this natural position that we had when we were children over time because at a certain point we were told that it was wrong and instead more appropriate to use a chair.
If you notice the children in the first years of age when they play, both squat on themselves in the squat position, that is sitting on their own legs, and this position is normal and comfortable for them to rest and perform their activities for hours and hours just like all analimals in nature.
This should be not only a resting position but also the right one for a better relaxation of the pelvic floor and to be able to defecate more easily.
Unfortunately, the dependence on chairs of industrialized and modern society to which we are used now makes it increasingly difficult to assume this natural position.
Another factor that affects a lot, only the traditional shoes created with a differential between the heel and the forefoot (heel) which often advise us all to be better and “comfortable”; However, no one tells us that in addition to altering us forever with correct walking and running movement, they will make us shorten day by day the length and elasticity of our achilles tendon, and mobility of the ankle, essential for correct and healthy locomotion and sitting.
If we see, for example, the adults of Asian populations (Indians, Chinese, etc.) even today instead of sitting on the traditional chairs we are used to, they squat in this position in their daily routine (tram stop, during work, etc. .).
However, this does not happen to us Western populations (especially European and American) influenced by the conditions that society and fashion impose on us and therefore we have completely lost this ability over time.
The reason we are going to resume in our history or when the chair was born. If we see in the past we realize that already by the ancient Egyptians only the noblest used it and it was seen as a throne or demonstration of power and all the normal population sat on themselves or on small low benches, which very much mirrored the normal trunks or stones that are in nature.
Given this daily impossibility of being able to relax in this position, without being teased, it would be appropriate to add it every now and then at home as an exercise. You will see that with due patience everyone will be able to see excellent improvements regardless of age and ailments. It only takes a few seconds a day.
Here are the benefits:
1. Strengthening buttock muscles
2. Back stretch stretch
3. Strengthening of the hip
4. Mobility and stability of the ankle
5. Correction of posture
6. Improvement of blood circulation
In many eastern countries where it is still common to sit like this, the evils we are used to do not even exist. Let us remember that when we have an illness there is always a motivation and very often it is our body that is giving us signals that something is not being done correctly or has been lost.
Another piece of advice we can give you is that, in addition to adding exercises in everyday life, try to buffer as much as possible the traumatic mistakes you make every day, trying to sit down in a slightly less traumatic way and that you get as close as possible to the natural one; essential to speed up the desired result.
In fact, what sense would it be to do exercises if we then traumatize ourselves other hours a day? it would be like taking a diet and following it well in the evening but then eating what you want during the day; the result would never come.
Since many of us are forced to sit for hours and hours in the office and it would be unimaginable to correct ourselves or look for better positions, finally some remedies have come out on the market, i.e. chairs / stools that with their structure will allow us a sitting position that surely it is less traumatic.
However, remember that this avoids worsening but does not activate the recovery to the correct position.
Combining exercises a few minutes a day and careful safeguarding of incorrect postures will be the keys to following a correct improvement path.
It is the cheapest but effective, with iron structure and comfortable eco-leather upholstery, the wheels facilitate movement and a lever under the seat can adjust the height of the stool.
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A top of the range stool. Having the rocking base definitely helps keep your back straight and strengthen because the swing avoids wanting to try to throw yourself down.
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For those who drive a lot or who cannot change the chair in the office, another economical solution within everyone’s reach is a support for the lumbar area.
this method helps to support the lumbar area but surely our legs are not implementing a movement that comes close to the possession we want to achieve.
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