Why do we bend over instead of squatting?
I have just put together a make shift standing desk in my room (that is a fancy way to say I stuck a stool sideways on my desk to put my laptop on) and am alternating between standing and sitting on the floor. It is great actually. This is part of my effort to improve my posture. I was having some thoughts today and wanted to run them by everyone here.
Do you think people have a tendency to bend at the waist to pick things up because our hip flexors and legs are weak from sitting combined with the fact most people don't spend enough time Grok squatting? I'm trying to overcome this habit and sort out my posture when I pick stuff up, etc. I'd like to think that once I've been doing it for a while my hips and legs will have recovered from chronic sitting and it'll become quite natural.