Sunday 13 April 2014

The health hazards of sitting

Sitting for too long is not good for us. A recent article in the Washington Post describes some dangers of prolonged sitting.They include:
  • Heart Disease
  • Pancreas Over Activity
  • Muscle Degeneration
  • Circulation Problems
  • Weak Bones
  • Sluggish Brain Function
  • Spinal Problems 
Chiropractors specialise in the treatment of spinal problems and are thereby in a strong position to deal with muscular and skeletal problems in those who have been sedentary for too long. Whether it's a stiff neck or low-back pain chiropractic treatment can provide a viable alternative to the use of painkillers. Treatment is usually very hands on, but will often also include a variety of self-help recommendations, including postural advice, specific exercises and lifestyle guidance. A great way to reduce your sitting is to walk while working by using a treadmill desk. We bought our treadmill desk nearly 12 months ago now and it is still in use for a few hours most days of the week. Hopefully a guest post from Carys will follow soon to summarise how the 1st year of use has gone.

If you are suffering from back or neck problems, Neil at 'Your Back Clinic' will be very happy to help. Appointments can usually be organised so that you are seen within 24 hours. Contact details here.