In the Age of Technology, most humans are spending increasingly less time on our feet, and increasingly more hours in some sort of sitting posture. Driving, working on a computer, being entertained and becoming educated all entail long bouts of sitting with few interludes of standing, walking or large muscle movement of any kind.
While working at a desk job is often coveted over manual labor, it can have deleterious effects on overall health, particularly when leisure activities are also sedentary in nature. The human body is designed to move, and being sedentary interferes with all of your body’s systems, causing them to malfunction and deteriorate.
There are several ways in which sitting for long hours has adverse effects on your health:
When it comes to sitting for long hours day after day, many of us have little choice. Work and school often limit our mobility. But there are many things you can do to counteract the negative effects of sitting:
Exercising may seem time consuming and it requires effort, but it is time and effort well spent. Undoing the damage of sitting once negative side effects have set in is much harder than taking preventative measures.
The team at NYDNRehab is dedicated to keeping you moving with the best form and function. Our cutting edge therapies and state-of-the-art technologies can help you learn to move with mechanical efficiency, placing the least amount of stress on your body.
Contact NYDNRehab today, and ask for a gait and movement analysis. We will identify what you are doing wrong, and show you how to move, sit and stand in ways that promote health, wellness and improved quality of life.
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