SATUR­DAY, JAN­UARY 31, 2015

The Star (St. Lucia) - - CLASSIFIED -

y now popular ac­count, man was never built for sit­ting for long pe­ri­ods. Ev­i­dently our in­ven­tor had not counted on us en­gag­ing in such ac­tiv­i­ties as re­quire us to sit all day, whether at com­put­ers or be­hind the wheels of mo­tor ve­hi­cles. It seems the idea was that we should run af­ter prey; run away from or to­ward cer­tain mem­bers of our breed, climb trees, etcetera, then at the end of the day lie down for sev­eral re­cu­per­a­tive hours.

But things sel­dom turn out as planned. We dis­cov­ered sit­ting was not with­out its thrills. So we cre­ated more and more rea­sons to sit, not stand. Re­sult? Busted backs that make sit­ting for long pe­ri­ods a se­vere pain in the butt. Then again, some of us have al­ways known the benefits from ly­ing on your back, knees apart, with your feet up!

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