Are you part of the emerging epidemic in lower back pain? We aren’t talking about over-working the muscles and discs in your back, instead we are discussing the trend of over-sitting. More and more people spend their days working at a desk, only to head home and spend the evening on the couch.
Spending too much time sitting can also contribute to conditions like cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Over the next two blog posts, we will share some information about how to incorporate more standing moments throughout your day.
Simply standing instead of sitting an help reduce the stress on the discs in your lower back. It can reduce the load on your discs which is beneficial if you suffer from lumbar degenerative disc disease or other problems in your lower back. Over time, this can help you alleviate your pain.
To reduce stress on your discs, try to stand up every 20 minutes. The benefits of taking part in this activity are:
- It will encourage the blood flow throughout your body
- It will reduce low back pain
- It will help with your muscle stiffness
- It will increase your energy throughout the day
If you have a difficult time remembering to stand up throughout, find a way to remind yourself. Many smart-phones allow you to set alarms that will go off when you need them to.
Our next blog post will discuss a few more suggestions to help you avoid health complications related to the sitting epidemic.
At A Family and Sports Chiropractic Clinic we are firm believers in living life to the fullest, and a realistic exercise regimen is important to physical and emotional well-being. Click here to contact us today.