The answer, for most people, is yes. Sitting is pervasive, and it is usually done with poor posture. With people sitting more than ever, we are seeing premature degradations of spines at an alarming rate. At our office in American Canyon, we don't seek to drastically upend your lifestyle. We simply seek to arm you with an awareness of the dangers of sitting too much and a penchant for breaking the monotony of immobility.
What happens to your body when you sit for 8 hours of work and follow this up with a movie marathon at night?
- Your muscles are weakening from lack of movement, a condition called atrophy.
- Circulation is stagnating
- Bone mass is decreasing
- Your chance of heart disease is increasing
- Spinal discs are absorbing fluid and stiffening
It is a very scary proposition when it is played out over years. You can still binge watch television to your heart's content, but we urge you to take a few minutes out of every hour to stretch or walk around so that your muscles do not stagnate completely. We would like to see people retain their range of movement throughout all of life. Call our office at (707) 864-2223 to start making little changes to your lifestyle that will effect large outcomes.
Dr. Stephen Rasmussen, D.C.