I’ll bet you’re sitting in a chair while reading this.
In fact, the time spent sitting in chairs (office desks, cars, trains, planes, movie theaters, eating) has increased substantially over the past 30 years. And related health issues such as obesity, diabetes, and musculoskeletal disorders (back, knee, and hip pain) are also on the rise. This is an area of concern for all who sit in chairs a lot, especially those in the computer and media industries.
Medical research has only seriously focused on this area for the past 15 years but already some commonly-held perceptions about fitness and wellness are changing. In this session, we’ll look at recent research, and tools for mitigating the effects of sitting too much.
A Journalist, book author, web developer, and entrepreneur, Levitt is a seasoned generalist. He currently resides in Austin, Texas.
Clayton Aynesworth is a writer, photographer, yoga teacher and movement meditation instructor in Austin, Texas. He is the founder of both Alternative Healing of Austin and Clayton Aynesworth Photography. He has been a dedicated and client-focused massage therapist in the Austin area since 1993. His strengths have been inspired and invigorated by various alternative western and eastern healing practices. These inspirations include: Iyengar Yoga, Internal Qigong, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Swedish Massage, Thai Massage and others. With over 19 years of experience, he works well in classroom settings to meet each individual’s needs with proper guidance and thorough instruction.
Also, he has extensive assessment and therapeutic experience, and has addressed physical symptoms arising from various challenged conditions such as Muscular Dystrophy, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Scleroderma, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, quadriplegia, paraplegia, Parkinson’s as well as many shoulder, hip and spine projects.
Clayton is also on the Board of the Mind Science Foundation, an organization “dedicated to solving one of the major questions of modern science – the puzzle of human consciousness – by funding leading-edge research and educational programs focused on the mind, brain and human consciousness, in order to improve the human condition.”
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