Seated vs. Standing
- No need for sitting stand. // Eastern Eye;10/23/2015, Issue 1325, p26
The article reports on a study, published in the "International Journal of Epidemiology," which revealed that any stationary posture, whether standing or sitting, is bad for the health and people should take regular exercise.
- Corrective Exercise for Prolonged Static-Posture Damage. Price, Justin // IDEA Fitness Journal;Apr2010, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p27
The article discusses the need to consider static posture including sitting, standing or sleeping when developing an exercise program to correct prolonged static posture damage. It is noted that extended seated postures affect soft-tissue structures and muscles throughout the body. The author...
- Posture perfect. Marcoux, Steele Thomas // Southern Living;Jun2007, Vol. 42 Issue 6, p114
The article presents tips on how an individual can improve his/her posture. To check for body position, a person can stand in front of a mirror to see if his/her shoulders are straight. Weight should be equally distributed between both feet. Good posture should be maintained when sitting and...
- Low Back Pain. // American Family Physician;5/15/2003, Vol. 67 Issue 10, p2191
Offers information on low back pain. Causes; Things to do for pain relief; Proper way of sitting; Best position for standing and sleeping; Exercises to strengthen the back.
- Stand up for good health. Hamilton, Marc T. // Consumer Reports on Health;Apr2011, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p6
The article presents an interview with Marc T. Hamilton, a professor at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in which he discusses the health problems that can be associated with jobs that require being seated for long periods of time.
- Investigation into the Relationships between the Trunk and Lower Leg Inclination and Speed in Standing up from a Chair and Sitting Down. Serita, Toru; Maruyama, Hitoshi; Katoh, Munenori; Suganuma, Kazuo; Sakakibara, Ryoko; Masuda, Suzuka; Itou, Yusuke // Rigakuryoho Kagaku;2011, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p483
[Purpose] We investigated the relationship between the trunk and lower leg angles and speed in standing up from a chair and sitting down, as well as the characteristics of the elderly in standing up from a chair and sitting down. [Subjects] The subjects were 10 young persons and 16 elderly...
- Stand Up for Your Health. // IDEA Fitness Journal;Mar2008, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p21
The article discusses a study on the body's response to long-term sitting. It references a study by Marc Hamilton et al published online September 7, 2007. The researchers found that sedentary living promotes decreased metabolic activity and can stimulate disease despite daily hourlong exercise...
- Relationship between Physical Characteristics and Physiological Load of an Exercise Loading Method Using Sit-to-Stand. KAMIMURA, SATOMI; AKIYAMA, SUMIKAZU // Rigakuryoho Kagaku;2010, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p227
[Purpose] In an exercise loading method using repeated sit-to-stand, we investigated the relationship between physical characteristics and physiological load. [Subjects] The subjects were a group of 31 healthy young persons and a group of 17 elderly persons with respective average ages of 20.1...
- "Sit test" predicts mortality in older adults. // Clinical Advisor;Feb2013, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p12
The article discusses a study by Leonardo Barbosa Barreto de Britto and colleagues, which revealed that a sitting-rising test (SRT) or the ability to sit down on the floor and rise back to a standing position was a significant predictor of all-cause mortality in older adults.