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  • Lol, afraid of sitting.

    So I stand/walk/pace most of my ten hour shift. Is this too much? Which is worse, standing too much or taking an hour here and there to sit? After all the fear propaganda against sitting (how rapidly blood pressure spikes, etc.) it seems very much worth avoiding. Any input?
    Crohn's, doing SCD

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    beautiful
    yeah you are

    Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
    lol

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      Last edited by Knifegill; 04-17-2013, 10:34 PM.
      Crohn's, doing SCD

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      • #4
        I've read that too much daily standing can lead to an odd, offputting affinity for my little ponies.
        The Champagne of Beards

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        • #5
          Peer reviewed research indicates that the fetal position is actually the safest position. Thumb sucking also correlated strongly with reduced all-cause mortality.

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          • #6
            Lol... sitting correctly and if you could keep it to less than 3 hours out of the day I'd say your pretty stellar. Either that or adopt primal sitting..... i.e. squating, indian style, ect...

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            • #7
              I should probably sit much less than I currently do. Thanks for the new goal, now excuse me while I throw out my computer chair!

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              • #8
                I find the taboo "sitting" argument kind of funny. We (me included) are always quick to point out correlations does not equal causation in many of these bogus research studies. Yet, we are quick to avoid sitting, and all the studies I have seen are exactly that....correlation. I sit all the time.............but I work out on a regular basis and eat over 90 % paleo. I assure you the sitting is not hurting me. I have low body fat, pretty good muscle, good blood pressure, etc. People who eat like crap and don't work out tend to "sit" alot. Is it the sitting thats killing them? Or the crap they eat and the lack of excercise?

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                • #9
                  ^Its not simply correlation. Look at biomechanical studies of load and force on the spine in different postures and you can begin to appreciate why that extended time in a standard western seated position creates problems with joint and disc function and subsequently neurological feedback. This isn't coorelative, its causation. The coorelative studies your talking of is the health effects of this already well supported biomechanical model.

                  Sitting is shown in multiple trials to reduce disc height and promote spinal degeneration. The correlative model shows how these changes tend to effect the health of a population. We have neurological biomechanical feedback theory to explain these correlations. Sure its correlative data, but in the end I can recognize a better functioning spinal unit is healthier than a dysfunctional one.

                  Anyhow, mitigating the damage of sitting can be accomplished by changing your sitting posture, sitting less, hyperextension type exercises, and chiropractic spinal manipulation. All these show to increase disc height and hydration.
                  Last edited by Neckhammer; 04-19-2013, 07:41 AM.

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                  • #10
                    I started standing at work - apart from high level meetings - to help back pain and knee pain. Insanely, it works. Sometimes my knees starting to hurt after just 5 min of sitting. Even more insane is that my knees do not hurt when I squat with a barbell. But when I sit they do. The only other problem with one of my knees relates to an old injury.
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                    When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
                      ^Its not simply correlation. Look at biomechanical studies of load and force on the spine in different postures and you can begin to appreciate why that extended time in a standard western seated position creates problems with joint and disc function and subsequently neurological feedback.
                      I thought there were some pretty conclusive trials showing a decrease in the production of lipoprotein lipase (the enzyme that frees fat from the adipose tissue) after prolonged sitting as well, but I don't have a cite handy.
                      The Champagne of Beards

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                      • #12
                        And sitting isn't just bad in that it's such a sedentary behavior, it really messes with your flexibility/mobility. Most people who sit 5+ hours a day are the ones who can hardly do exercises like Back/Front/Overhead Squats, Snatch, Clean/Jerk, Etc. It's just a dumb idea if you had the choice to stand. I am still in high school so I use a foam roller to help thoracic extension and hip mobility every day when I get home from school and right before I work out. I can feel a biiiiiggg change in flexibility and actually (due to the thoracic extension part) my posture and breathing just after about 2 months.

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