Have you ever wondered just what happens to your body when you sit all day at school, the office or in front of the TV or computer? Watch this video to see!
There are many studies comparing those who sit more than 2 hours a day to those who stand or are up and moving throughout the day. The results consistently show increased serious health events - as much as 50% increased risk of death and 125% increased risk from cardiovascular events such as chest pain and heart attacks. Pretty scary statistics!
What can you do -- Your job requires being at a desk all day? First, it's important to keep your eye on your daily activities and the amount of time you sit. Movement is life and even leisurely movement can be profound. A few suggestions:
-- Stand while talking on the phone or when you go to lunch.
-- Have walking meetings.
-- Get a desk that allows you to sit or to stand while you work or a less expensive alternative is adding a raised desk to your desktop to hold your screen and keyboard.
-- Put your workstation above a treadmill so you can walk as you work.
-- Get regular spinal care to help reduce and remove the stress from your spine and nervous system
Being aware of how much or how little you move is the beginning. Look for ways to move throughout the day. If you are driving stop frequently to get out and walk and stretch. Be creative and find the ways to add movement in your day. Don't be part of the statistics of increased health events. To learn more, call 480-525-7841 for a free consultation at the valley's premier Wellness Center, Foresight Chiropractic. The Doctors are Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical specialist providing precise and very gentle care for over 17 years -- no popping and cracking! Don't wait for a health crisis to occur, begin today to maximize your health and the quality of your life.