👓 The forgotten art of squatting is a revelation for bodies ruined by sitting | Quartzy

Read The forgotten art of squatting is a revelation for bodies ruined by sitting by Rosie Spinks (Quartzy)
Westerners have forgotten how to squat, and it's causing health problems.

I’m curious how long it takes for someone to invent the “squatting” desk as the next evolution of the standing desk?

There’s also a cultural mention of both Yoga and “grounding”, though not quite specific, and this is the third reference to the idea of “grounding” that I’ve heard in the past two weeks. I suspect that is becoming a “thing” now too.

I’d love to read some of the evolutionary and physiological studies about this phenomenon. This particular quote was about as close to a scientific reference as there was:

Every joint in our body has synovial fluid in it. This is the oil in our body that provides nutrition to the cartilage,‚ÄĚ Jam says. ‚ÄúTwo things are required to produce that fluid: movement and compression. So if a joint doesn‚Äôt go through its full range‚ÄĒif the hips and knees never go past 90 degrees‚ÄĒthe body says ‚ÄėI‚Äôm not being used‚Äô and starts to degenerate and stops the production of synovial fluid.

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