SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2015
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!