Research Has Proved These 10 Unbelievable Benefits of Sitting and Eating On the Floor
Do you know that in India and Japan, it is considered a tradition to sit on the floor and eat? Before you go ughh, In India it is customary for guests and family to take off their shoes before entering a home. Hence, the floor is always clean. Traditional ethnic weddings and gatherings are considered grand events where food is served to people sitting on the floor. Tables and chairs are a westernized concept and fairly new inventions but an integral part of life. People have grown use to eating at a table but early man or even your ancestors never did so. They always ate on the floor and did you know that there are several healthy benefits of eating on the floor?
1 Improves posture
Yes eating on the floor can improve your posture which is an integral part of your health and well being. It prevents injuries and spinal misalignment. Moreover sitting on the floor avoids wear and tear in muscle and skeletal structure. In most western countries, people suffer from poor posture due to slouching, hunching and slouching at tables. Sitting on the floor keeps your spine straight and relaxes your shoulders to help you maintain a good posture.
2 Improves Digestion
Sitting cross-legged on the floor and eating like the Indians and people from Southeast Asia is actually good for digestion. Your body needs to bend at an angle to eat food; the movement of eating and bending forward activates abdominal muscles during the meal which helps in secreting digestive juices. This improves metabolism and digestion of the meal.