Sitting is the new smoking and it’s killing us!
Sitting for extended periods of time has become a ubiquitous aspect of modern life, with many people spending 8 or more hours per day in a seated position. While this may seem comfortable, research has shown that excessive sitting can have negative effects on our health. One study found that individuals who sit for extended periods of time have an increased risk of all-cause mortality, even if they engage in regular physical activity. This suggests that simply exercising is not enough to counteract the negative effects of excessive sitting.
Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to mitigate the negative impact of sitting for extended periods of time. Chiropractic and massage therapy can help to address any tension or discomfort that may arise from sitting for long periods of time, and postural exercises can help to strengthen the muscles and improve posture. Improving ergonomic set-up in the home and office can also help to reduce the strain on the body, as can taking regular micro-breaks and stretching.
In conclusion, excessive sitting can have negative effects on our health, including increased all-cause mortality. To mitigate these effects, it is important to take steps to reduce the impact of prolonged sitting. This can include regular chiropractic and massage therapy, postural exercises, ergonomic improvements in the home and office, taking micro-breaks and stretching. By taking these steps, we can help to protect our health and maintain a comfortable and active lifestyle.
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