When getting out of your chair isn’t really just getting out of your chair…
You’ve just finished a long day of working, or perhaps lounging around the house and watching TV from your comfy couch. Next thing you know, you feel something quirky in your hips when you try to get up.
We’ve all heard of the detriments of sitting in the same position for too long. But have you ever wondered how the way you get out of your seat affects your body?
The thing is, the wrong chair exit technique can unleash a world of discomfort and even downright pain.
Picture this: you attempt to rise from your chair by awkwardly tilting your body forward and using all your might to push yourself up. It might seem harmless, but this seemingly harmless action can wreak havoc on your hips, lower back, and knees.
When you employ such a haphazard exit strategy, you’re putting unnecessary strain on your hip flexors and lower back muscles. Over time, these muscles become tight and tense, leading to discomfort that can zap the joy out of your day.
But wait, there’s more! Your knees also bear the brunt of this ill-fated technique. Using your knees as a fulcrum to heave yourself up might seem like a quick fix, but it places immense stress on the delicate joint structures.
How to do it right, really…
Now, picture a different scenario: a smooth and graceful chair exit technique. The key here is discovering the power of the correct squat.
Engage your core muscles, keep your back aligned, and let your hips lead the way. As you rise with control, your lower body will strengthen, improving posture and mobility while giving your knees the royal treatment they deserve.
Making this a habit will definitely improve your daily movements and overall well-being. To help you practice and perfect this routine, check out this video on doing air squats. This will help you correct and conquer every chair exit with finesse, while easing discomfort.