The holidays are here and our usual schedule is often thrown out the window. Chances are you might not make it to yoga (or spin or on that run or pilates) as often as you would like for the next few weeks. But you do have time for this simple stretch! It’s great to counter all the forward action of sitting and typing we do every day.
We’re a nation of sitters. Thanks to TV binge watching, desk jobs, and the ever-present allure of the Internet, the simple art of moving — at work and at home, indoors and out — is disappearing. A 2011 study found that Americans spend more than half their waking hours sitting down — and at a considerable cost to our health. The more we sit, researchers discovered, the higher our risk of first-world illnesses of affluence: diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.
JOIN MY COMMUNITY
Sign up to receive articles, podcasts, and tips and get a free copy of my 23 Perfect Plates Recipe Book!