The Pain of Sitting All Day
The damage of sitting all-day
Excessive sitting affects every part of the body:
- Damages organs and interferes with digestion
- Increases compression on the spine
- Encourages poor posture habits
- Contributes to obesity and diabetes
- Weakens muscles, and destabilizes the muscular balance
- Causes poor blood circulation
This is just the start. Excessive sitting can be traced as a cause of many of the USA’s most prevalent health problems. So, if your job requires you to sit, and you have a penchant for binge-watching TV after work, make sure that you take steps to undo this damage on a daily basis.
Undoing the damage of sitting all-day
Besides an hour of vigorous workout that gets your heart rate up and works your muscles, you should focus on choosing specific movements that target the parts of your body which suffer the most during sitting. Yoga is an effective modality for doing just that! Here are some of the most effective yoga poses for habitual sitters:
- Downward facing dog
- Spinal twist
- Pigeon pose
- Cat and cow pose
- Child’s pose
Detailed instructions for these poses can be found here: https://www.verywellfit.com/essential-yoga-poses-for-beginners-3566747. If you are interested in redressing all the damage done by sitting, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.
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