"The Science of Sitting is clear and concise enough to read in one sitting, and comprehensive enough to inform you that you shouldn't. This is an excellent review of the postural contribution to the pathology that keeps most doctors in business.”
Thomas A. McClure, M.D., Board-Certified Occupational Medicine Specialist, Medical Director CPMC Occupational Health Services
“This book contains good-to-know and in-depth information on ergonomics. It describes the workings of the human spine and shows how a proper posture can improve productivity and performance in any workplace. As an ergonomics specialist, I find this book to be very informative and written in a style that is easy to understand for everyone.”
Joe Lezada, C.A.E., Ergonomics Specialist, Health Plan of San Mateo
"Valuable information for people at work, at home, or in school to help them stay happier and healthier through simple sitting instructions and exercises."
Linda Shephard, Health Benefits Specialist—twenty plus years, retired
“Dr. Carb uses common everyday language to explain the value of, and guidelines for, healthy sitting posture for application at work or home.”
Sally A. Shute, M.A., C.I.E., C.E.E.S., Ergonomics Consultant, Bureau Veritas
“Practical exercises and powerful insights about posture—and surviving in today’s chair-bound world.”
Allan B. Chinen, M.D., Clinical Professor, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, author of Once Upon a Midlife, Beyond the Hero
"The price of modern 21st century living is that people are sitting more and for longer periods of time, be it at home in front of their entertainment center, at work or home in front of their computer, and commuting to work, be it in a private vehicle or on public transportation. Dr. Gregg J. Carb's book, The Science of Sitting Made Simple, is a much needed and important guide to understanding and correcting the problems caused by the inactivity and bad posture too much sitting can cause.
In the book, Dr. Carb begins by explaining the spine, how and why it is structured the way it is, the elements it is composed of, how they work together, and how important good posture is to maintaining a healthy spine and avoiding the future problems poor posture will bring. Specifically, good posture distributes weight evenly along the spinal column while poor posture places undo strain on localized areas of the spine. Over time, this extra strain will harden the spine's vertebrae while scar tissue deposits harden the connective soft tissues that act as a cushion between each vertebrae--which leads directly to stiff joints, weak and tight muscles, and the possible loss of mobility.
To counter or prevent this type of damage, Dr. Carb illustrates good versus bad sitting habits while providing important tips on how to achieve and maintain good posture. Because lack of motion during continual sitting is another important factor that affects the spine, Dr. Carb's book also includes a series of easy and effective exercises and recommendations that will provide the spine with periodic mobility during day and evening.
Being a person who has sat incorrectly for way too many hours, days, and years, in addition to receiving chiropractic care to correct the problems this eventually caused me, I now use The Science of Sitting Made Simple as a useful reference book and as a periodic reminder to continue to maintain good posture and mobility even when seated."
Walt Bruegger, author and publisher of 14 books (plus DVD and Video) on automotive racing and automobile history