The Ill Effects of Prolonged Sitting May be Even Worse Than You Imagined
Do you suffer from aches, pains, or maybe even depression? You may be surprised to learn that those discomforts may be directly related to the long hours you spend at work each day sitting at a desk.
Due to the demands of work, most of us do not have the luxury of sitting at our desk just a few hours a day. In fact, the average American spends 7.7 hours a day sitting at a desk. The result of all that inactivity can lead to what is now known as Sitting Disease, which can cause chronic aches and pains, poor posture, disease, and even early mortality.
While there may not be much you can do about the amount of hours you have to work each week, you can take proactive steps during your workday to help reduce your risks of suffering from Sitting Disease.
Please join us for Sitting Disease on Wednesday, October 9th and 7:00 pm EDT to find out what you can do to get moving throughout the day to improve your posture, mood, and health.
How to Stay Actively Engaged at Work
During this webinar, we will be discussing the benefits of taking breaks throughout the workday to adjust posture, stand, move around, and perform seated exercises to help reduce the risk of developing Sitting Disease.
For example, if you are able to take a phone meeting on the go, get away from your desk and take a walk. This type of movement, along with the others we will be covering in our webinar, is known as Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT), referring to the amount of energy you expend while doing your daily activities. The more you can move, the better the chances of reducing your risk of developing Sitting Disease, or obesity caused by Sitting Disease.
Together, we will move through some different postures and exercises in order to fully demonstrate proper form to give you the tools you need to take proactive measures for your health and well being.
Dr. Bryan Royer
Take an Active Stand Against Sitting Disease
The ill health effects of prolonged sitting are shocking. In fact, nearly 90% of working Americans suffer from postural distortion problems caused by bad posture and long periods of inactivity from sitting at a desk. You may not be able to make adjustments to your work schedule to limit the time you spend sitting throughout the day, but with a regular NEAT routine, you can reduce your risks of becoming a statistic.
You don’t have to sacrifice your health, or even your life, to make ends meet. Making daily adjustments to your routine to incorporate postural adjustments and exercises is something only you can do for yourself.
Take a stand against Sitting Disease by educating yourself and taking action. What you learn will help you, and you can pay forward that knowledge to help your friends, coworkers, and loved ones improve their health and well being.
Can’t Wait To Share With You On Wednesday, October 9th At 7:00 pm EDT!