We are sitting for longer than ever according to studies. A combination of liefstyle and work among other things have seen many people sitting for large periods of time. In fact, the Mayo Clinic puts the figure at 50 to 70% of people watching tv for up to 6 hours at a time, spending a minimum of 4 hours. This is harmful to your health and some experts have dubbed it the new smoking as it can ultimately lead to very poor health resulting in death.
The “sitting disease” can lead to a multitude of conditions including dysfunctions to the spine, aches, pains, soreness, stiffness and then through to mental issues as well. It’s therefore vital to at least break these sitting routines and try to find some kind of balance.
The good news is that this can be done relatively painlessly. Here’s four simple ways to decrease the amount of sitting while improving health and lifestyle.
Stretching & Strengthening
The goal of physical therapy, including the services we offer, is to help alleviate your pain but also to provide you with the information needed to improve your lot. We look to teach proper stretching routines that are specifically designed for your issues and to help your body repair itself. We’re looking to get proper function back.
Posture and Ergonomics
Improper posture could be due to something as simple as the wrong height of your chair or desk. We can help to assess your working environment and make suggestions on what you can do to improve it. Improve your furniture and you will improve your posture and thus relieve pain.
Accelerate the Healing Process
We offer many treatment options and will tailor use them to your condition. We can apply chiropractic, cold laser therapy, massage, acupuncture and more to target the problem areas and to improve the healing process.
Commit to a Healthier Lifestyle
Our physical therapy services will also go some way to helping you change habits and your lifestyle to encourage you to make changes to the way you live. Having this awareness and new information and applying it to your every day life will make a great deal of difference. Moreover it will help to prevent future issues and problems meaning you get to do the things you want with as little pain as possible.