Today’s lifestyles mean that more and more of us are spending longer sitting than ever before. Whether we are in front of the TV, driving on the school run, commuting to work or sitting at our desks in front of our PCs there’s no getting away from the fact.
While sitting in itself is not bad for you, sitting for long periods or all day can be bad for your health. In recent years a significant amount of research* has been carried out into the impact of our sedentary lifestyles has on our bodies and our health
There is compelling evidence from all of the research carried out to indicate that sitting for more than 4 hours each day leads to:
• The enzymes responsible for burning fat shutting down
• Reduced metabolic rate
• Stopping of the electricity flow in the legs
The result leads to increased risks of heart disease, diabetes, obesity amongst other things.
Protect your back
As experienced chiropractors in Fareham the main impact of sedentary lifestyles that we deal with is back pain. Our lifestyles are having a significant impact on our posture and not a positive one at that. All the sitting is leading to more slouching which is never good on the back.
Don’t forget muscles and joints are designed for movement
The good news is that you can improve your posture and help reduce the risk of back pain. The British Chiropractic Association (BCA) has developed a programme called Straighten Up UK. It has been specifically designed to:
• Promote balance
• Strength and
• Flexibility in your spine.
The programme has been designed for you to incorporate in your daily routine – just like brushing your teeth! There are three steps to follow and it is very easy to learn. The exercises can be adapted to suit individual capabilities. However, you should always discuss any new exercise programme with your GP, chiropractor or other health care practitioner before you start.
Our team of Chiropractors in Fareham are here to help you
If you are in pain or discomfort then let our experienced team of chiropractors at Homewood Chiropractic Clinic help you now. You can contact us on 01329 280 283 or email email@example.com