Sitting…the hidden dangers of a common action

Sitting…the hidden dangers of a common action

As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, there is one thing nearly all modern Americans have in common: we sit all the time. Though our great shift towards computer-based work has done great things for productivity, it has, unfortunately, done terrible things for our health. From increased risk of heart disease and obesity in the long term, to sharply hampered cholesterol maintenance in the short term, the negative health effects of sitting are starting to weigh heavily against the benefits. Even the medical field – the greatest advocates of reducing sitting time – is plagued by this new health issue. Though doctors and nurses get plenty of walking time, it usually falls to engineers, attorneys, executives, programmers, and office workers.  And, as we can see, something has to change.

Sitting Infographic

 

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Dr. Todd Plutchok

Dr. Todd Plutchok of The League Sports Rehab & Chiropractic Clinic provides a cutting edge blend of therapies and innovative analysis to achieve unprecedented results. By blending Chiropractic Care, Active Release Technique, and Neurological Rehab with Light Therapy, your body achieves maximum healing and performance potential.

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  1. Joe says

    Great article! As someone that sits all day, it really gave me something to think about. I especially liked the grim reaper graphics… I also liked how it encouraged me to sit at a 135 degree angle. Its much more comfortable to sit that way and I feel more relaxed. Thanks for sharing this article.

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