If there were a support group for perpetual ass-sitters, I hate to think how many members it might have. If I had to take a rough guess, I'd say "a lot." Sadly, many jobs and daily activities come with a requisite giant chair and a corresponding invisible sign that says, "Sit your ass here. Don't worry, it'll grow into the chair."
And as disconcerting as expanding asses are, a much less-discussed negative byproduct of all that sitting is all the slouching that goes along with it. Over time, weakened back muscles and shortened hip flexors lead to poor posture and back pain. Which in turn lead to more sitting, aching, and complaining, which lead to more sitting.
Oh, the continuous cycle.
Luckily, it's possible to counteract many of the negative effects of sitting by simply… you guessed it, moving. In fact, a regular workout routine that incorporates back-strengthening exercises two to three times a week may be all you need to keep your posture straight and your back pain-free. It could help with that expanding ass, too. Choose two to three of the following exercises to incorporate into your weekly routine.