Seated vs. Standing
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- "Sit test" predicts mortality in older adults. // Clinical Advisor for Nurse Practitioners;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.
- 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.
- Comparison of Sitting, and Sitting to Standing Cycle Ergometry versus Treadmill, on Cardiorespiratory Values in Adult Males and Females. Kist, William. B.; Laws, Ryan; Burgess, Katy; Rizvi, Hassan; Glasheen, Megan E.; Dellwo, Tim // Journal of Exercise Physiology Online;Feb2013, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p95
The primary purpose of this study was to determine if standing on a cycle ergometer (CE) towards the conclusion of a graded exercise testing (GXT) would increase the CE cardiorespiratory values equal to the same treadmill (TM) values in recreationally-aerobically-trained subjects (11 males, 11...
- The validation of a novel activity monitor in the measurement of posture and motion during everyday activities. Grant, P. M.; Ryan, C. G.; Tigbe, W. W.; Granat, M. H. // British Journal of Sports Medicine;Dec2006, Vol. 40 Issue 12, p992
Background: Accurate measurement of physical activity patterns can be used to identify sedentary behaviour and may facilitate interventions aimed at reducing inactivity. Objective: To evaluate the activPAL physical activity monitor as a measure of posture and motion in everyday activities using...