Category Archives: Sitting

Lumbar Support Causes Neck Problems, 6 Reasons Why

Ever since discovering pelvis support in an office chair I’ve understood the bad logic of lumbar support in chairs…and that’s been 12 years of comfortable sitting at my desk. But what if you can’t drag your well-designed chair with you wherever you go, I mean it has wheels… but it’s just not going to work on the train. A quick glance at Continue reading ...

To Stand or to Smoke, That is the Loaded Question

Widely coined as the “new smoking” sitting has been getting a very bad reputation as the silent killer of late...for questionable reasons. Correlated with diabetes, blood pressure, life expectancy and a long list of other gory consequences I’m not going to rehash what has already been done very well by the standing desk industry, aren’t marketers Continue reading ...

Office Chair Recycle Time

If you have one of these... this is where it belongs. Preferably on its way to a recycling station and not filling a hole in the ground, but either way, STOP sitting on one of these things. The lounge chair comfort of this executive-look seat was instrumental in promoting slumped positions at the desk, rounded shoulders and lower back compression Continue reading ...

Shopping Posture

A friend of mine sent these images through over the Christmas shopping period...which saved me the trouble of going out with my camera (which I've been threatening to do for months) to capture society's shopping posture. If you've followed my blog for a little while you'll know the secrets to not wearing and tearing your postural muscles, Continue reading ...

Fitness’ Missing Link

In the world of self improvement, fitness, health and wellness there is a missing link. That's a rather blanket statement Paul...why so confident? I see it in every single person I work with despite how proactively they are investing in their health... nutrition, exercise, meditation and so on. If you're visiting a practitioner (chiro, physio, massage, Continue reading ...

6 Simple Tricks to Enhance Your Balance (Part 2)

Have you started telling yourself "My balance isn't what it used to be"? Change your perception and outcomes with Part 2 of my 6 simple strategies. 4. Rigid shoes As the old saying goes, "we aren't born wearing shoes" so why do we end up imprisoning those 26 moving bones in shoes that prevent mobility? Walking barefoot is coming back into fashion. Continue reading ...

Children, iPads and Health Nannies

One area that continues to worry me about the next generation is how we are blindly leading them down an even more destructive path than our own regarding computers, laptops and sedentary occupations. I regularly work with adults who have absolutely no awareness of their bodies when using technology. Is it any wonder that our children are similarly Continue reading ...

Sitting Upright Without Tension

99% of adults I work with cannot sit upright without creating massive amounts of tension in their backs. Since primary school age we've been told to "sit up straight" but never taught how it is achieveable without gripping the back muscles tightly. This infographic built by The Washington Post explains all of the reasons why sitting is bad for Continue reading ...

Breathing For Acid-Alkaline Balance

Last week I met a wellness crusader who frequents the retreat often for rejuvenation and reset. She has a team of people helping her churn out beautiful publications on self-help and quitting sugar. We talked about acid-alkaline diets, sleep quality and strategies for both. Nowadays the in-thing to know something about is acid-alkaline dieting so Continue reading ...

Sitting in Dodgy Chairs in Coffee Shops

Coffee shops and restaurants are notorious for their uncomfortable, slump-inducing seating. Turning over customers is afterall what business is all about and a comfortable chair is not a helpful part of that equation. It's a bit like the car seat theory. If you feel super comfortable for the that first 15 minute test drive then your impression of Continue reading ...