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Standing for hours on end -- as a professional chef, bartender, butcher, home economist or cheese monger -- is hard on the body. Standing, lifting, bending, and twisting for hours on end, often with less-than-ideal posture, frequently results in achy legs and feet, a sore back, and stiff almost arthritic-feeling hands.
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You know, like the opposite of this picture.
Our habit of sitting for long periods of time has to change; it's not just wreaking havoc on our posture and causing low back pain. We need to look beyond just the negative effects on posture and towards the long-term impact on our overall health.
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