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You need to build an ability to just be yourself and not be doing something. That’s what the phones are taking away. The ability to just sit there … that’s being a person.

Louis CK
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It starts as a thought, and then becomes an idea, something I might think about for years. When the time is right, I express it on paper, usually as a simple line in space. Finally, it takes shape.

— Charles Pollock, Designer of Popular Office Chair, Dies at 83
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There are few places more sedentary than a train car; there are also few better ways to see the world.

Ben Crair
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Why would you design something if it didn’t improve the human condition?

RIP Niels Diffrient
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Studies have shown that making small movements while seated will stimulate circulation, send oxygen to the brain and improve concentration. – Ergo Ergo

Sitting is believing.

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Sit, sit, and sit some more

Sitting kills you.  Even if you’re a marathon runner who sits 8 hours/day, you’re cutting time off your life.

I’m guilty for way too much sitting:  on the train, at work, and at my desk at home.  In fact, one of my long-term goals is to buy this Restoration Hardware desk for my first house so I can sit even more and write.  

My mom has been standing up at work for more than a decade.  She claims she can’t think effectively sitting down.  This may explain how she managed to push three boys outside the house into sports.  

This blog post is a declaration for me to stand more and be like my energy bunny Mom.  I will start by standing on the train’s bar car to and from New York commute.  I may walk a lot and run some but it’ll never offset how much time my butt spends in the chair.  

(post published from a comfy hotel lobby chair in Kansas City)

The cost of sitting.