Move That Ass

Since starting 3rd year, I’ve been living some great combination of standing, sitting and running all over the hospital in heels, clogs and on rare days sneakers. Thanks to this, my a** has been killing me since about March. Right on cue, another blogger friend sent me a great followup post about how to fix butt pain when all you do is sit. This applies to almost all of us, regardless of profession. In our culture, we sit. All the time.

Since getting his email and getting fed up with constant pain, I’ve been much more diligent about taking care of my rear. I get up when I sit for a few hours, try to use good posture when I have to stand (in the OR, on Rounds, in the ED etc) and stretch whenever appropriate, especially focusing on my hamstrings and hip flexors. It’s hard to stay on top of it but I’m much happier when I do.

How do you handle sitting all the time?

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  1. foxrunsfast

    Sitting? What’s sitting? 🙂 Thanks to my two crazy kiddos (ages 3 and 5), sitting is relegated to perhaps 30 minutes at dinner. 🙂 But before I had the kids I was a big fan of 10 minute walking breaks and short, easy runs at lunch time to combat all of the sitting I did at work.

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