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Active Sitting

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But also, forget standing desks. Try ‘active sitting,’ according to a trauma surgeon who wants to cure sitting disease.

Photo courtesy of Dr. Turner Osler

Dr. Turner Osler was perfectly content working as a trauma surgeon at the University of Vermont — then he received a grant for researching biostatistics from the National Institutes of Health, which required him to regularly sit down at a desk for the first time in his career. That’s when his back pain started. “All the chairs I tried made my back worse, so I took a deep dive over the course of the year to figure out a better and affordable solution,” he says.

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