Say good-bye to the couch!

Author and “movement advocate” says we should be using seating that forces us to stretch and use our muscles more than just sitting on the sofa.

By now most of us have heard that sitting as much as we do is bad for our health. Dr. James Levine even went as far as saying “sitting is the new smoking,” because the human body wasn’t built to sit all day. And to biomechanist, movement advocate, and author of “ Move Your DNA,” Katy Bowman, says the solution is simple - we just need to quit using our couches.

Bowman isn’t actually suggesting that we never sit down again, just that we could work more movement into our day if we re-evaluate how we use our furniture. She advocates using different seated positions on the floor that naturally include movements like squats, lunges, and hip stretches to use muscles more than just sitting on the sofa would.

“Chairs restrict your movement, and we’ve been conditioned to think that they’re the only way to rest our bodies,” Bowman says. “But rather, you can take a seat while still moving the parts of you that hardly ever get moved.”

At her own home, her family uses low tables with floor cushions, small bolster blocks as seats, and standing tables instead of traditional desks with chairs, sofas, and dining tables. But even if you’re not ready to drag the couch to the curb just yet, you can test her idea first. Try watching TV on the floor or sitting on the floor for a picnic-style meal instead of around a table with chairs. And maybe you’ll be ready to go sofa-free too.

Source: MamaMia

A man in Wisconsin is celebrating having eaten 30-thousand Big Macs.

A man in Wisconsin has broken his second Guinness World Record for eating his 30-thousandth McDonald’s Big Mac. Don Gorske has held the record since 2016 and has continued to hang on to it by consuming two of the burgers per day - something he’s been doing since 1972.

Gorske says the reason he’s eaten so many is because he simply just loves Big Macs. He’s known that they were his favorite food since day one on May 17, 1972 when he did in three Big Macs from his car. He was recognized in 2016 for the achievement after eating 28,788 Big Macs.

Gorske notes that despite eating his favorite food every single day, he remains in relatively good shape. He thanks his wife, a nurse practitioner for keeping an eye on him and says his cholesterol and blood pressure are at bay. And by the way, Big Macs aren't the only food on his menu. Gorske says his wife gets him to eat yogurt parfaits for nutritional reasons. 

Source: Fox News

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