Deskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World by Kelly StarrettDeskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World by Kelly Starrett

Deskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World

byKelly StarrettAs told byJuliet Starrett

Hardcover | April 26, 2016

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You'd better stand up for this bit of news.

Sitting can wreak havoc on your health, and not just in the form of minor aches and pains. Recent studies show that too much sitting contributes to a host of diseases—from obesity and diabetes to cancer and depression. The typical seated office worker suffers from more musculoskeletal injuries than those workers who do daily manual labor. It turns out that sitting is as much an occupational risk as is lifting heavy weights on the job. The facts are in: sitting literally shortens your life. Your chair is your enemy, and it is murdering your body.

In this groundbreaking new book, Dr. Kelly Starrett—renowned physical therapist and author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Becoming a Supple Leopard—unveils a detailed battle plan for surviving our chair-centric society. Deskbound provides creative solutions for reducing the amount of time you spend perched on your backside, as well as strategies for transforming your desk into a dynamic, active workstation that can improve your life.
You will learn how to:

Easily identify and fix toxic body positions

Eradicate back, neck, and shoulder pain

Mitigate carpel tunnel syndrome forever

Organize and stabilize your spine and trunk

Walk, hinge, squat, and carry with peak skill

Perform daily body maintenance work using 14 mobility templates for resolving pain and increasing range of motion

Whether your goal is to maximize your performance in or out of the workplace, lose weight, or simply live pain-free, Deskbound will work for you. It is a revolutionary cure for death-by-desk.

Dr. Kelly Starrett is the author of the New York Times bestseller Becoming a Supple Leopard, which has revolutionized how coaches, athletes, and everyday humans approach movement and athletic performance. Dr. Starrett is a co-founder of San Francisco CrossFit and, where he shares his innovative approach to movement, mec...
Title:Deskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 10 × 8 × 1.1 inPublished:April 26, 2016Publisher:Victory Belt PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1628600586

ISBN - 13:9781628600582

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from DESKBOUND I borrowed this book from the library on the recommendation of a yoga teacher. It was so great that I just ordered it on line from Indigo. The book has helpful photographs to show exact positions; it will be useful for the novice as well as someone with experience, and the balls required for the exercises cost me only $40.
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT BOOK Should be required reading.
Date published: 2016-09-26

Editorial Reviews

Kelly Starrett, physical therapist and author of the new book “Deskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World” a guide that aims to mitigate back pains, carpal tunnel aches and myriad other ailments currently afflicting desk jockies worldwide....Science backs him up: A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that physical inactivity is a bigger risk factor in mortality than obesity. - New York Post