Are you sitting comfortably? Maybe just a little too comfortably? Did you know that your body adapts to the things we do most? No wonder we are all olympic sitters! : )
Aim to change your sitting position throughout the day - at least every 30 minutes. You can even set a timer to remind you. It doesn't matter which position you choose - a chair, a swiss ball, standing - it's the variation that is the key.
Start tonight! - when you settle down to read a book or watch the latest netflix series catch yourself gravitating naturally towards the sofa. The sofa has only a few 'lazy options to offer' - try sitting on the floor instead. It's unlikely that you will sit in the same position for more than a few minutes at a time on a harder surface. And hey presto! You just found a way to get more movement in to your day : )
By adapting some less comfortable positions now and then, you will improve your mobility and notice them becoming easier over time. You can always use cushions or a rolled up blanket to get comfortable in a new position.
And by the way, standing up from the floor requires more effort than getting up of the sofa. So 'kaching!' , a few more calories burnt !
How many different sitting positions can you think of? Need some inspiration? Sign up for our Healthy Habits newsletter and get your BeMoreActive Sitting Positions Chart as part of our FREE 10 habits in 10 days course.
We included 21 positions to give you some ideas on different ways to sit. Join our Healthy Habits facebook group and see how many more people have discovered!