Whether it's watching TV, sitting at your desk on the computer, driving in the car, reading, we're all guilt of "over-sitting." Sitting is becoming a big health problem. You might not notice its effects immediately, but sitting too much can do long term damage to your body.
So just how bad is sitting?
A recent study from the Mayo Clinic suggests that there are currently 34 chronic diseases and conditions associated with excessive sitting. For example, those who sit for prolonged periods of time may be at a greater risk of obesity, type-2 diabetes, heart disease, or even cancer.
Participate in Active Activities
Watching TV is one of the most popular activities for Americans. There's also playing video games, reading, driving, and more that all involve sitting for prolonged periods of time. It can be tempting to spend your free time relaxing, but it's better for your health to do something active, even if it's just going for a walk.
- Every hour, get up and move around for 10 minutes
- Stretch your legs
- Stand up whenever possible (during meetings, at your desk, etc.)
- Instead of sending that email to your coworker, get up and walk over to them
- Invest in a standing desk. It's worth the expense for your health!
- Always take the stairs
Try Chiropractic Care
I get that prolonged sitting is unavoidable when it comes to work. Even that on it's own is bad for you. So I'd encourage you to try chiropractic care to reduce the stress on your neck and back as much as possible. Give us a call today to see how we can be of help.