The modern work environment requires most professionals to sit down for prolonged periods of time.
Even outside of work, we are constantly connected to some type of technology that allows us to accomplish many things without having to move off the couch.
With these dynamics in place, it’s not unusual for someone to get out of bed, sit in their car during a long commute, sit at their desk all day, drive back home, and then spend the rest of the evening sitting in front of some type of screen.
When this scenario becomes habitual, there are a number of health concerns that can develop over time.
Consider the following information our Conyers Chiropractors believe will help you prevent long-term respiratory or circulatory conditions from occurring.
The Effects of Sitting
Sitting for long periods of time can have a devastating effect on your back, heart, and other vital components of your body.
Each year, many patients visit one of our AICA Chiropractors because of back pain caused by sitting too much. Even when your chair feels comfortable and is considered to be ergonomically friendly, it still does not negate the negative effects of sitting down for too long.
Remaining stationary in a seated position for too long promotes the risk of:
- Blood clots
- Heart disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
Medical studies show that working out once or twice a week is not enough for overcoming the health risks associated with living a sedentary lifestyle. Therefore, you have to make a concerted effort if you are interested in avoiding some type of health complication later in your life.
How To Overcome A Job That Requires You To Sit Down
When you sit down for too long, your spine is confronted with twice the amount of stress that exists when standing. This stress only increases if/when you hunch forward or maintain incorrect posture, as your back forms a “C” shape, which removes the natural curve located at the bottom of your spine.
If you are among the millions of Americans who have some type of sedentary career, you can make a few adjustments to your environment that promote a healthy back and spine.
First off, try to remain cognisant of your posture when sitting down. Try to sit up straight with your shoulders resting behind your back, while maintaining a slight arch in the lower back area.
Secondly, set some sort of reminder to walk around for ten minutes, each hour. Take a stroll through your office, walk around the block, or perform some light stretches to get your blood circulating. It’s important to take brief breaks everyday so that your tendons, muscles and joints remain flexible.
Visit AICA Conyers For Immediate Help
If your back is sore from sitting down too much, a visit to your Conyers Chiropractor will help get things back in order.
Contact our team at AICA Conyers for immediate help by filling out our online submission form or by calling us at 404-602-0386.