A Chiropractor in Vancouver WA Warns Against the Sitting Epidemic- Part 2

person-918986_640Our last blog post introduced an epidemic that many people are not aware of. You may do it without even realizing that you are negatively impacting your health.

Over-sitting happens easily with all of the demands in our working society, but being aware of how many hours you actually spend sitting is the first step to positive change.

To raise awareness for this epidemic, we are discussing some important ways to avoid contributing to back pain, cardiovascular conditions, and diabetes.

Here are a few things you can do:

Stretch while you are standing up: Since sitting can shorten your hamstring muscles and the muscles and soft tissues around your hips, stretching is an important part of staying healthy. Even a few stretches throughout the day can positively improve your pain levels.

Create a stand up desk in your office: Many studies show that there a vast amount of benefits of working at a standup desk. You do not have to use it for the entire day, even half day or sporadic use has its benefits.

Find time to walk throughout your day: Even if you go to the gym regularly, carve out a few minutes ever hour to walk around. Walking provides you with many health benefits, including increasing your endorphins, which are your body’s natural pain-reducing hormones.

At A Family and Sports Chiropractic Clinic, we encourage you to take the first steps to being more active and living a healthier life by moving more throughout the day. Small changes add up over time and can make a difference. Click here to read more about our Chiropractors in Vancouver WA today.