Modern life has changed the way we do things and as a result we’re sitting down more than ever before. As a busy Hounslow Chiropractor we’re concerned about all this inactivity and think it can have a negative effect on the health of your neck, back and general health.
Are we sitting down for longer?
In short, yes we are. According to the ‘Get Britain Standing’ campaign we are on average sitting for 8.9 hours per day. As we have moved from manual labour to the office block this has changed the way we go about our daily lives. Then there is TV and the internet to consider and we seem to be sitting down on our way to work, at work, way home from work and then sat down relaxing before lying down all night in bed.
There doesn’t seem to be much activity in most of our lives, and this is a problem. As a leading Hounslow Chiropractor we’re all too aware of the negative effects of this.
For example after just 90 minutes of sitting down your metabolism slows down significantly, this can lead to weight gain.
It can also increase your blood pressure, give you neck and back pain and affect your quality of life.
It can also cause serious ill health through cardiovascular problems, diabetes, cancer, and muscle degeneration.
There are loads more minor changes you can make to improve the quality of your life and become more active. If you want further information about this topic please feel free to get in touch with us or take a look at Get Britain Standing website.