16 min

Episode 358: Sitting Like Our Ancestors: The Key to Musculoskeletal Well-Being Habits and Hustle

    • Entrepreneurship

Have you ever considered the benefits of sitting on the floor instead of in a chair? In my Fitness Friday episode of The Habits and Hustle podcast, I explore this fascinating topic with my guest, Aaron Alexander, an expert on functional movement and health.

Spending time on the ground, as many healthy cultures around the world do, can have a profound impact on your musculoskeletal well-being, digestion, and circulation. Aaron explains that sitting on the floor helps to heal the joints, bring new fluids to the joints, circulate lymphatic fluid, and improve digestion by keeping your legs closer to your vital organs.
You'll also discover the concept of "neat" (non-exercise activity thermogenesis) and how incorporating more movement into your daily life can lead to significant health improvements.

Aaron Alexander is a Movement Coach, Creator of the Align Method, Author, and Podcast Host. 

What we discuss: 

The benefits of sitting on the floor compared to sitting in a chair

Low incidence of osteoarthritis in cultures that spend more time on the ground 

Improved digestion when sitting on the floor

Better circulation and lymphatic fluid movement when sitting on the ground

The concept of NEAT and its importance for health

The dangers of outsourcing mechanical efficiency to devices like chairs 

The importance of wiggling and moving while sitting, whether on the floor or in a chair

The ideal position for the spine and hips when sitting on the ground 


Thank you to our sponsor:
Therasage: Head over to therasage.com and use code Be Bold for 15% off
Sleep Me: use code sleepbetter at www.sleep.me/habitsandhustle 

To learn more about Aaron Alexander: 
Aaron's Podcast - https://www.alignpodcast.com/
Aaron's Instagram -  @aaronalexander 

Find more from Jen:
Website: https://www.jennifercohen.com/
Instagram: @therealjencohen
Books: https://www.jennifercohen.com/books
Speaking: https://www.jennifercohen.com/speaking-engagements

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Have you ever considered the benefits of sitting on the floor instead of in a chair? In my Fitness Friday episode of The Habits and Hustle podcast, I explore this fascinating topic with my guest, Aaron Alexander, an expert on functional movement and health.

Spending time on the ground, as many healthy cultures around the world do, can have a profound impact on your musculoskeletal well-being, digestion, and circulation. Aaron explains that sitting on the floor helps to heal the joints, bring new fluids to the joints, circulate lymphatic fluid, and improve digestion by keeping your legs closer to your vital organs.
You'll also discover the concept of "neat" (non-exercise activity thermogenesis) and how incorporating more movement into your daily life can lead to significant health improvements.

Aaron Alexander is a Movement Coach, Creator of the Align Method, Author, and Podcast Host. 

What we discuss: 

The benefits of sitting on the floor compared to sitting in a chair

Low incidence of osteoarthritis in cultures that spend more time on the ground 

Improved digestion when sitting on the floor

Better circulation and lymphatic fluid movement when sitting on the ground

The concept of NEAT and its importance for health

The dangers of outsourcing mechanical efficiency to devices like chairs 

The importance of wiggling and moving while sitting, whether on the floor or in a chair

The ideal position for the spine and hips when sitting on the ground 


Thank you to our sponsor:
Therasage: Head over to therasage.com and use code Be Bold for 15% off
Sleep Me: use code sleepbetter at www.sleep.me/habitsandhustle 

To learn more about Aaron Alexander: 
Aaron's Podcast - https://www.alignpodcast.com/
Aaron's Instagram -  @aaronalexander 

Find more from Jen:
Website: https://www.jennifercohen.com/
Instagram: @therealjencohen
Books: https://www.jennifercohen.com/books
Speaking: https://www.jennifercohen.com/speaking-engagements

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

16 min