中英對照讀新聞》Squatting or kneeling is better for your posture than sitting all day, anthropologists claim 人類學家:蹲姿或跪姿比坐一整天來得好


2020/04/20 05:30

◎陳成良

Resting postures such as squatting or kneeling may be better for health because they require more muscle activity than sitting on a chair, researchers claim.

研究人員聲稱,蹲或跪這類休息姿勢也許更有益於身體健康,因為它們比坐在椅子上需要更多的肌肉活動。

The findings are based on data gathered from a hunter-gatherer population in Tanzania who wore devices that measured physical activity as well as periods of rest.

這些發現是根據從坦尚尼亞一個狩獵採集部落收集來的數據,這個部落的人佩戴裝置來測量他們的體力活動和休息時間。

Anthropologists from the US found that despite being sedentary for almost 10 hours each day, equivalent to clocking a shift in the office at the desk, the Hazda people appeared to lack the markers of chronic diseases associated with long periods of sitting.

美國的人類學家發現,儘管哈茲達部落的人每天靜止不動的時間將近10個小時,相當於在辦公桌前上一天班,但他們似乎並未出現久坐帶來的慢性病跡象。

They believe this is down to the ‘active rest postures’ used by the tribe.

他們相信,這歸結於該部落使用的「主動休息姿勢」。

新聞辭典

anthropology:名詞,人類學。 例句:Social anthropology is one of the social sciences.(社會人類學是社會科學之一。)

sedentary:形容詞,久坐的、不活動的。例句:I think a sedentary job would suit me.(我認為坐辦公室的工作適合我。)

equivalent:形容詞,相等的;等值的。名詞,相等物。例句:The French word has no equivalent in English。(這個法文字在英文中沒有相對應的字。)

  • 研究發現,蹲姿或跪姿比坐一整天來得好。(示意圖,取自PIXABAY線上免費圖庫)

    研究發現,蹲姿或跪姿比坐一整天來得好。(示意圖,取自PIXABAY線上免費圖庫)