January 23, 2023

Getting the job done: Human style

Why do we need a study to show us that sitting for 8 hours a day is not useful or productive for our joints.
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Humans are a fairly bright lot at getting into the best positions to get things done.

You could have a conversation sitting, walking or lying. You could drink a coffee or eat a meal sitting or standing. Lying or sitting works for reading a book or watching a movie. You need to sit or recline to read a document while taking notes. Sketching or painting needs you to stand or sit. Humanity has had productive interactions and accomplishments using a range of positions. 


Demonising sitting and trying to find alternatives is silly. Most of humanity’s problems stem from the simple inability to realise and act on ‘My work here is done, I am going to stand up and go for a walk.’ We go down insane, pointless rabbit holes glued to one position. And then blame the position for all our woes.  

How much you walk, squat, sit, do yoga, push ups, pull ups or any other movement are not measures of a life well lived. What it represents is a life where strength and physical capacity is no constraint for a life well-lived.

About Adarsh

- I run a strength and conditioning facility in Chennai, India
- I work with my clients to make training and eating for better body composition a part of everyday life
- I coach online and in-person
- I design and manufacture strength training equipment for use in our strength training facility