Your chair is hazardous to your health.

Recent studies show that too much sitting contributes to a host of diseases—from obesity and diabetes to cancer and depression—and literally shortens your life. The facts are in: your chair is your enemy, and it is murdering your body.


SITTING IS THE NEW SMOKING

Recent studies show that too much sitting contributes to a host of diseases—from obesity and diabetes to cancer and depression—and literally shortens your life. The facts are in: your chair is your enemy, and it is murdering your body.

In Deskbound, Dr. Kelly Starrett—physical therapist and author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling book Becoming a Supple Leopard—unveils how your sedentary lifestyle is killing you and, more important, what you can do to change it.

Deskbound offers a detailed battle plan for surviving the chair and reclaiming your birthright of mobility and freedom from pain. It provides creative solutions to reduce the amount of time you spend perched on your backside, as well as strategies for the workplace and school that will improve your productivity and your overall health. You will learn how to identify and fix poor posture while sitting and standing; how to prevent, treat, and resolve low back, neck, shoulder, and wrist pain; and avoid and reverse repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel and tendonitis.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Dr. Kelly Starrett is the author of the The New York Times bestsellers Becoming A Supple Leopard and Ready to Run, which have revolutionized how coaches, athletes and every day humans approach performance as it relates to movement, mechanics, and the actualization of human and athletic potential. Kelly is also the co-founder of San Francisco Crossfit and MobilityWOD.com, where he shares his innovative approach to movement, mechanics, and mobility with millions of coaches and athletes around the world.

Kelly travels the world teaching his wildly popular Movement & Mobility Course and also works with elite Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard forces, athletes from the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, and national and world ranked strength and power athletes. He also consults with Olympic teams and universities and is a featured speaker at strength and conditioning conferences nationwide. Kelly's work is not limited to coaches and athletes - he applies his methods to children, desk jockeys, and anyone dealing with injury and chronic pain. Kelly believes every human being should know how to move and be able to perform basic maintenance on themselves.

Juliet Starrett is an attorney and entrepreneur. She is co-founder and CEO of San Francisco CrossFit and MobilityWOD.com, which has revolutionized how athletes think about human movement and athletic performance. Juliet is also co-founder of StandUPKids, a non-profit whose mission is get every public school child at a standing desk in 10 years, to combat the epidemic of sedentary lifestyles and inactivity, and to better reflect 21st century education goal. In her earlier life, Juliet was a professional athlete, paddling on the U.S. Extreme Whitewater Team from 1997-2000, winning two World Championships and five national titles.

Glen Cordoza is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best Selling author, and a former professional mixed martial artist and Muay Thai boxer. He is one of the most published authors on the topics of MMA, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and fitness with twenty books to his credit.