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Sitting or squatting on or close to the floor can pay big dividends in hip mobility, spine health, and kinesthetic awareness. Researchers have also connected sitting on the floor (along with the ability to stand back up unassisted) with longer lifespans.

Here are a few suggestions to incorporate more floor sitting into your daily routine:

  • Make it a daily practice to sit on the floor while doing other activities, such as watching TV, eating, or reading.
  • Use the floor space in your office while on calls or in webinars. Sit tall and avoid arching your back.
  • Shift positions and use a cushion or rolled yoga mat as needed.

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