The average American spends 8 hours a day sitting… just let that sink in…
If there’s anything we spend that much time doing, we should be sure we know what it’s doing to our bodies! Dr. Turner Osler, a retired academic trauma surgeon turned research epidemiologist, who has published over 300 peer-reviewed medical papers, is here with some really fascinating, easy to implement, and practical tips that can benefit posture, core strength, and even sensory and attention issues in kids.
As a physician who suffered from the tyranny of conventional chairs for most of his life, his quest for a healthier way to sit led him to develop the RedRocker, which is a new geometric solid kind of a device, the Eccentric Bicylinder, and also these active seating products that we’re gonna talk about today, including one that can be used for kids and adults called ButtOn Chairs.
The best part is, Dr. Turner has created a solution to these problems as an open-source project so that you can make it at, essentially, almost no cost at home!
Episode Highlights With Dr. Turner Osler
- Whether sitting really is the new smoking
- The number of Americans that deal with back pain
- His take on standing desks (not what you would think!)
- The physical and psychological effects of not moving (especially for kids)
- How the brain is hardwired to the body and vice versa
- Why Dr. Turner makes his chair free to make (the reason is awesome)
- How the way you sit could cause or prevent a heart attack
- Changes to make to your workspace or home office
- And more!
Resources We Mention
- QOR360 Use code wellnessmama for 5% off products (not including the ButtOn Chair)
- ButtOn Chair review
- Article: Is Your Office Chair Hurting You?
- Yoga Swing
- Article: Alternatives to Using a Chair at a Desk
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Do you have a desk job? What kind of chair do you use? Do you struggle with posture or joint pain? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.
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