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Easy Tips for Being Healthier to the Core

by Will M on March 11, 2014

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Sitting Straight in Your Chair

Something as simple as sitting up in your chair gives you the kind of gentle core engagement you should be striving to achieve during any movement or exercise throughout the day. (Photo: Chi Living)

While we here at the Human Solution are all about products to make you healthier at work, not all healthy actions require ergonomic products. One thing you can do, which requires no equipment and barely any work at all, is gentle core strengthening. Over at the Chi Living blog, they have some helpful tips for regular, everyday core work that will help give you better posture and more energy and focus throughout the day.

One such exercise is as simple as sitting up in your chair. By sitting up straight, then relaxing against your chair back, then sitting up straight again, you can feel the slight tension it takes your abs to hold yourself up straight. This kind of light core engagement throughout the day will come with all kinds of health and energy level benefits.

Another thing that Chi Living advocates, which we have been known to promote from time to time, is getting up out of your chair frequently during the day. While our height-adjustable desks allow you to do this throughout the day while continuing to work, simply getting out of your chair frequently to walk around, or going to a coworker’s desk instead of emailing or calling, will help you gently engage your core when getting up or sitting back in your chair.

The kind of light and gentle but deep core engagement you get when sitting up in your chair or getting up out of it is the kind of engagement recommended for any movement or activity during the day. By being cognizant of your core during simple exercises like these, you’ll be more aware of it at other times during the day as well, which will result in you looking and feeling better.

Find products to help you engage your core at TheHumanSolution.com

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Will Moore has been with The Human Solution since 2011, and currently resides in Austin, Texas, with his lovely wife Angie and their dog Eli. When not writing about or selling ergonomic furniture, he’s usually catching a live music show or watching a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse. He enjoys bacon, Pearl Jam, and sitting in a Steelcase Amia Chair when not using his desk’s standing capabilities (ah, the perks of working at THS). He is responsible for spearheading the very popular Music Friday at THS, in which a theme is picked and everyone plays a song in turn, culminating in the entire office ceremonially playing “Who Let the Dogs Out,” no matter what the theme, every Friday at 6 pm when we close.

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