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Episode Info: t postures could be enough to help balance blood sugar?  Exercising – yes, that seems to make good sense, but resting?!   The key, though, is that resting using archetypal rest postures is a natural way of stretching a variety of muscle groups and connective tissues, but none of the rest postures is inherently comfortable.  The end result?  You move!  You squat down and, after a few minutes, it gets uncomfortable, so you may put one knee down on the ground (half squat, half kneel), but give that a couple of minutes and you want to move; so you may switch to full kneeling.  After a few minutes kneeling, this becomes uncomfortable, so you switch to sitting cross-legged and so on.  Each posture stretches a different set of muscles and fascia and each provides both a healing stimulus and an opportunity for blood to flow into different muscle groups and to increase glucose uptake within the muscle.  The upshot of this is better blood sugar control.   So, finding ways to build these postures into your daily routine is the key to realising the benefits of them.  Finding or building a workstation to allow you to tap out emails from a floor-based position is one simple solution.  Coffee tables tend to work well for this kind of scenario, some height-adjustable desks may go low enough for this, but also there are an array of display stands that can be adjusted to the perfect height for your working conditions such as here.  Similarly, those playing computer games, watching endless hours of YouTube, social media or who enjoy TV; these archetypal rest postures can be adopted for the (on average) 5 hours per day this is happening.  Imagine that, a no-time impact, no effort means of helping balance the body’s biomechanics and its blood sugar management!   If you like the sound of that, then you can dive deeper into the details of the discussion on connective tissue, blood sugar and archetypal rest postures in the two papers.   SELECTED LINKS:   • Modern Disintegration - Primal Connectivity, Editorial Paper: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Z3KO4rR6wMn9r • Biomechanical Attractors - A Paleolithic Prescription for Tendinopathy & Glycemic Control, Practical Paper: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Z3KO4rR6wMnA1     The first podcast (released June 29th) is on Matt Wallden’s FC2O (from chaos to order) podcast available here.  ...
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