DON’T JUST SIT THERE: TRANSITIONING TO A STANDING AND DYNAMIC WORKSTATION FOR WHOLE BODY HEALTH
BY KATY BOWMAN
If sitting is indeed the new smoking, then certainly we should quit. But is sitting really the problem, or is something else going on? Is getting better as simple as kicking over your chair and standing all day-in front of the same computer, under the same fluorescent lighting-or is there something more to be learned from the data about how people work best? Don’t Just Sit There explains why swapping one static position for another isn’t taking a big enough look at the problem, and provides corrective exercise and lifestyle solutions to help you safely and effectively transition away from the conventional office set-up-allowing you to reap the enormous benefits of moving more throughout the day while getting your work done.
Don’t Just Sit There presents:
- How conventional office arrangements are capping our level of health and why this can’t be offset with a daily bout of exercise
- That sitting and screen-time are two different variables and should be treated as such
- Exercises to sit, stand, and move better without leaving your office
- How to boost your creativity and energy levels at the office
With clear, science-based explanations, Bowman lays out the issues created by conventional office environments, and describes in detail the steps necessary to transition to a more dynamic set-up, safely and effectively.
Part biomechanist, part science communicator, and full-time mover, Katy Bowman has educated hundreds of thousands of people on the role movement plays in the body and in the world. Blending a scientific approach with straight talk about sensible, whole-life movement solutions, her website and award-winning podcast, Katy Says, reach hundreds of thousands of people every month, and thousands have taken her live classes.
Her books, the bestselling Move Your DNA, Movement Matters, and Diastasis Recti, Dynamic Aging, Simple Steps to Foot Pain Relief, Don’t Just Sit There, Whole Body Barefoot, Alignment Matters, and Every Woman’s Guide to Foot Pain Relief, have been critically acclaimed and translated worldwide.
Passionate about human movement outside of exercise, Katy volunteers her time to support the larger reintegration of move-ment into human lives by providing movement courses across widely varying demographics and working with non-profits promoting nature education. She also directs and teaches at the Nutritious MovementTM Center Northwest in Washington state, travels the globe to teach Nutritious Movement courses in person, and spends as much time outside as possible with her husband and children.