Ignore call from 5 LIE IN THE 'ACTIVE REST' POSITION FOR 10 MINUTES A DAY ILIA DAOUSSI from The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique suggests lying down in the 'semisupine
' position, also known as 'active rest', at least once a day during a holiday.
Participants were asked to arrive at the laboratory between 07:00-10:00 am for each testing visit and were seated in a semisupine
position in a dimly lit room for at least 20 minutes prior to measuring blood pressure using a Medline Automatic Digital Blood Pressure monitor (Medline Industries Inc., Mundelein, IL).
They were positioned in a right, lateral, semisupine
(60[degrees]) position .
During the measurement of the data, the subjects were placed in a relaxed semisupine
posture with a mouthpiece for breathing in a chair about 30 degrees inclined.
Subjects then rested in a semisupine
position for 4 hours whilst receiving an infusion of insulin or 0.9% saline.
Recently, studies have shown that the semisupine
position (such as in a car seat) exacerbates GER and should be avoided in infants especially after feeding.
Venous blood samples were taken after semisupine
rest for at least 15 minutes from both experimental populations under fasting state in the morning.
All blood samples were collected while subjects lay in a semisupine
position with the exception of the 60 min sample during the exercise trial; this sample was collected while subjects straddled the treadmill.
Conventional radiography of the wrist was acquired in the posteroanterior (PA) and semisupine
Subjects then entered the experiment room at 0800 h where they rested in a semisupine
position until the experiments began at 0900 h.