The typical everyday life of most people is spent sitting. In the morning you go to work by car or public transport, in the office you switch to the desk chair, sit down with colleagues in the canteen at lunchtime and switch to the TV chair in the evening before going to bed.
Again and again one reads about the “correct sitting position”. Countless tips and advice can be found in magazines, newspapers and on the web. But what does this sitting posture look like and, above all, how long can you hold it?
In today’s episode we talk to physiotherapist Peter Weese and he answers the question of whether the “right sitting position” even exists.
The human body is not designed to sit for hours every day. Sitting for long periods of time causes the muscles to break down, we develop bad posture and the intervertebral discs are heavily loaded. Height-adjustable tables are one way of relieving the strain on the body, as they promote variety in posture and get the circulation going.
It is important to find a balance to sitting too much: exercise, stretching and weight training. But how much or how little exercise does it take to get through everyday life healthy and pain-free? “Of course, this varies from person to person, but with simple exercise you can relieve the body and, above all, strengthen it!” explains Weese. Presenter & life coach Carina Schwarz will test for you what such exercises could look like.
Look forward to an informative episode with holistic approaches to your physical health and practical exercises to do at home! Tonight at 8:15 p.m. on the 17th episode of eXXpress Life with Carina Schwarz – only on eXXpressTV!