Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Stand and deliver


Is your chair bad for you? Here’s how to fix it.

Are videogames ruining your life? Probably not: or at least not in the Daily-Mail-approved, Keith-Vaz-baiting, won’t-somebody-think-of-the-children sense usually suggested by the question. But there’s another activity that goes hand in RSI-crippled hand with playing games, and it’s more pernicious than endlessly worrying about your Hearthstone deck or getting too emotionally invested in The Sims. The problem, of course, is sitting down itself. The solution? It’s the same one favoured by Ernest Hemingway, orchestral conductors and Britain’s greatest ever wartime prime minister. But more on that in just a second. First, the science bit.