Office Butt Is A Real Thing And Probs Happening To You Now
Want to know the only thing more depressing than working 9-5 at a desk all day? The effect that it has on your ass.
It sounds too “if you keep making that face it’ll get stuck like that” to be true, but a physical therapist has confirmed that sitting on your booty eight hours a day can not only flatten your butt, but even cancel out the hard squat work you’ve been putting in at the gym. How fucking depressing.
“The more you sit, the more you have the chance of developing a flatter booty,” explained Abby Bales, D.P.T., C.S.C.S., a physical therapist at Spear Physical Therapy in NYC, to Women’s Health.
Sure, this part makes sense, but hitting the gym a couple times a week makes up for it, right?
Wrong. Bales went on to say that even if you do some good booty workouts, the effects are being reversed by all the time you spend sitting on your ass. Cool.
So, what’s a girl to do? Quit her job and start working somewhere where she can work her assets (hey, they call it stripper booty for a reason)? Or maybe be that obnoxious health freak who installs a standing desk?
Stop kissing your Kim K dreams goodbye and start taking baby steps. Bales says that getting up every hour and walking around for five minutes could do wonders.
“Standing instead of sitting increases your hip extension, and walking around improves your hip extension and flexion,” explains Bales.
If you worry that your boss is going to think you’re weird af for walking around every hour for no apparent reason, Bales also suggests getting a cushion for your desk chair and sitting up straighter. She also says that you can walk to work, but we all know that requires waking up earlier so we’re not going to bank on that one.
In the mean time, now all your “chill” creative friends who freelance have another reason to talk shit on people who work 9-5. Not only are they “working for the man,” they also don’t got buns, hun.