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  • Max

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    April 1, 2023 at 12:31 am

    150 Ways You Didn’t Even Know You Could Get Better:
    2.) In School, Sitting At A Desk


    This one is big for my people in school and who work at a desk all day. Many people are unaware they can focus on posture and movement while performing routine tasks, such as sitting in a chair or driving a car.

    One group of people who can benefit greatly from this knowledge are students who spend hours sitting at desks at school. Poor posture and slouching can become habits that carry over into sports practice and games, hindering athletic performance and leading to injuries.

    To combat this, it’s important to incorporate exercises like “Paperclips” that open up the hips. Simply maintain a straight foot and keep 1-3 fist-width distance between both feet. Spiral the thigh and shin bones inwards on both legs to perform the hinge-like motion. Then spiral the thigh and shin bone into external rotation to open up the hip. The ” Paperclip ” sitting version is similar to the Wall Sit Paperclip exercise. Doing the paperclip principle for repetition will keep the hips loose and flexy while sitting in a chair.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZB3GD_tpWs
    Another critical reason to sit at a desk well is to maintain access within the shoulder and hip engines. Think back to a time when you were in school. How many times have you sat all day for four periods and then gone to practice after? The chair was feeding your poor postures, and you probably didn’t sit well or paperclip, so you’re body was all tight before athletics. By avoiding poor sitting positions, keeping the body decompressed, and decreasing any chance of losing mobility in a chair, students can improve their posture and movement patterns, leading to better performance in sports and a healthier body overall.

    Remember, small changes in every day habits can make a big difference in the long run, so take the time to focus on your posture and movement, even during routine tasks.

    • This reply was modified 1 year ago by  Max Mover.