Mom was wrong [sort of]


beach chairDid your mother keep telling you to sit up straight? Mine did – every time I slouched while doing homework or on the telephone or just hanging out with friends in the living room….

Well it’s one thing she was wrong about…seems it is better to slouch – to a degree – actually to about 135 degrees. Saw this article when slouching at the computer – and I had to laugh…guess it’s why my back is fine…

And maybe it is why we see beach chairs as so relaxing?

It probably is not a good thing to constantly be slouched, no mater to what degree – getting up and moving around and varying the degree of “slouchiness” is likely to be better….moving usually beats sitting for long stretches.

So sorry mom – you were wrong and I am glad this is not one myth I passed on to my son..

Native of NYC who moved a lot, got several degrees, and has been a lifelong writer and reader... I am interested in many things - and I write [and teach] about them - especially the human lifespan and healthy aging

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