Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Squatting - Ergonomics

Squatting - In many 3rd world countries people are in the habit of squatting. Squatting is their way of sitting. I have seen some limber Americans use squatting as one of their sitting positions, as well.

What Squatting Does - Squatting relaxes low back muscles and puts traction on the spinal joints. It also develops hip joint flexibility. Hip joint flexibility is a key component of back health.

Squatting vs Sitting - For most westerners, squatting is not a familiar posturing for the body. Instead, we sit. Sitting creates compression on the spinal joints. Prolonged compression is unhealthy for intervertebral disks and other spinal structures. (Via Bella Online)

Squatting - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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