Let's think about it: You wake up in the morning, and sit like Jay Leno above at the breakfast table. Then you sit in your car and drive to work. Then you sit at work for at least 8 hours. Then you get back in your car and sit while you drive home. Then, you go out to dinner and sit at the table. Then you come home and sit on the couch to watch Grey's Anatomy (which by the way premiers tonight... YESSS) Then believe it or not, most people sleep in a similar position. Then you get up and do it all again. Holy cow. So much sitting. This is doing two things to our bodies, first it's making our spine/posture look like this chick:
and it's also really tightening up our hamstrings, since our legs are bent so often. Your hamstrings are literally getting used to not being stretched or used very often so they tighten up and get shorter. So, try really hard to keep your shoulders back when you are at your desk, and also make sure you are stretching after your workouts. I need to take my own advice here because I never stretch... sounds like a perfect goal to write in the good old planner. Hope everyone is enjoying their Thursday!