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How effective are standing desks?

At a first glimpse the standing desks seem like another "improvement" companies throw to an item to make customers upgrade and re-buy the same thing. Essentially it's just a desk, right? That's what I ...
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How effective are standing desks?

A recent meta-analysis of 23 published studies is MacEwen, MacDonald, and Burr, "A systematic review of standing and treadmill desks in the workplace," Preventative Medicine 70(January 2015):50-58. ...
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How effective are standing desks?

According to Dr. Jos Verbeek of The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, "What we actually found is that most of it is, very much, just fashionable and not proven good for your health."
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How is she aligning the hips?

She doesn't know what she's talking about. The hips do not interface with any socket, rather they each contain a socket, so it makes no sense to try to describe the hips as moving relative to their ...
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How effective are standing desks?

Anecdotal, I've been using a standing desk for about a year. I write software so it used to be ~8hrs sitting. Now I'm always standing. Dont notice a difference tbh. Some days my legs and lower back ...
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How effective are standing desks?

Being immobile in one position (whether sitting or standing) for long periods of time is just not good for you. Sit too long and you get all those posture problems and what not. Stand too long and ...
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How to correct muscle imbalance in front half vs back half of my body

"For example I always feel my quads after squatting and hardly ever feel my hamstrings." This is because squatting is a quad dominant exercise, this is normal. Yes squats use your whole leg but you ...
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What activities are good for your posture?

An illustration of your problem: your weight training may improve or worsen the problem. It depends on which exercises you do and how you do them. First thing is you want to "stop" training ...
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Can chiropractor really fix lateral pelvic tilt?

You're right to be skeptical about this, because a lateral pelvic tilt can be caused by either something very severe, or something mild. I had this issue recently (I'm grown up with symetric pelvis)...
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Do I need to squeeze my back when I am doing overhead(military) shoulder press?

A very common movement impairment is using the lower back to compensate for a lack of overhead shoulder mobility. Here is a person with their hands above their head:      &...
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I can't figure out which muscle is weakest/tight

I'd highly recommend seeing a local Physical Therapist. A full evaluation is required to properly diagnosis and plan a corrective exercise regimen based on your unique situation. I've included ...
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Prolonged sitting is bad; so is prolonged standing. But what about regularly shifting between the two?

Interestingly, the risks of mortality between the two conditions, sitting and standing, appear to be causally different. Our understanding of the former is supported by a large body of research ...
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Is this yoga rod/pilates stick exercise helpful to get better posture?

It depends on what the problem is. Usually, I believe that there are 2 things you need to address for any postural issues/imbalances. Stretching the shortened muscle and strengthening the antagonist. ...
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Is cycling good or bad for lumbar hyperlordosis?

I wouldn't say that cycling is "bad" for your health. There's solid research that cycling can fix a bum knee, as an example: It is suggested that cycling might be a useful exercise in the ...
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Movement for Good Morning vs. RDL

Romanian deadlifts and good mornings are both hinge patterns, however there are some major differences. Such as the lever action in relation to where the load is placed. A true good morning is a ...
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Abdominal breathing vs proper posture

Common issue, you misconceive that pulling belly in is correcting your Lumbar Lordosis, or Anterior Pelvic Tilt (APT). Your erector spinae (lower back spinal muscles) and hip flexors tend to be ...
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Really Bad posture now hurting me whats the best solution?

We can't provide a full life-routine for you to follow, as we'd need to diagnose a lot more than what we can see in the picture, and the paragraph you wrote. But I'll touch on the most immediate ...
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Most efficient way to stand?

Probably depends just how still you have to stand. Beefeaters (the fellows in black hats and red jackets who stand at attention at the Tower of London) have to stand absolutely still for hours at a ...
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What activities are good for your posture?

Used to have rounded shoulders, extreme lordosis and nerd neck. Fixed everything just by doing weighted planks for one month. It is counter intuitive but if you study the anatomy of the human back you ...
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Sitting on the floor instead of in a chair

It seems comfortable as you describe. The first things I'd check is that: Your upper body is supported by your hips and your back isn't becoming rounded, Your head is where it should be, not extended ...
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How can I train just one side of the neck?

You can, but probably shouldn't train just one side of the neck. Any exercise involving neck lateral flexion (bending the head to the side) or rotation can obviously be performed in one direction only,...
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How to lie down on your back properly during Yoga?

For most people, the lower back will curve a little bit in a lying down position with straight legs. The reason is, that when the hip is extended, the pelvis will tilt a little bit forward from the ...
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How to lie down on your back properly during Yoga?

As best I can tell, the intent is to get your spine relaxed with your lower back down to provide more or less a straight line. Indeed, the recommendation is to raise your knees or to even put a ...
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Good Standing Posture Without Thinking About It

Keep on getting stronger and more flexible. But, endurance is also very important for posture, so include more endurance training (minimum 15-20 reps) mainly for the posterior chain. Good posture is ...
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Should maintaining neutral sitting posture be tiring for someone trying to fix anterior pelvic tilt?

Anterior Pelvic Tilt vs Innominate Torsion How exactly was it determined you have an anterior pelvic tilt (symmetrically bilateral tilt) vs an innomate torsion (R) vs (L) asymmetrical tilt? ASIS ...
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Right abs are more worked (and possibly poor posture), how can I correct that?

First of all, given we don't know much about the exact situation - have in mind there could be an underlying medical condition so you should consult a doctor if you have any such doubt. That being ...
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Movement for Good Morning vs. RDL

You are correct that they are the same action other than the bar placement. Both exercises place a high degree of emphasis on your posterior chain -- the group of muscles comprising your ...
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Which mimimum set of resistance exercises should I do every day to offset the effects of sitting at work?

I don't think there is any respected scientific evidence that will tell you the minimum set of resistance to reverse the effects of sitting, specially in a time restriction of 15 min and 3 or less ...
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Do lat pulldowns / pullups help to improve posture?

I find pull downs beneficial (at least they feel good and make my shoulders feel better) but I think it depends on how you do them. I find it important to use low enough weight so that the lower and ...
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