As a society, we spend a lot of time sitting each day. Between work and leisure time, a person can spend anywhere from 8 to 16 hours per day sitting. This is not good for news for our health. We all know that we need to stay active to lead a healthy life, but the repercussions can go even further than that when it starts to seriously affect our quality of life.
The Health Effects of Sitting All Day Long
A sedentary lifestyle can affect practically every part of our health on some level. Some of these deleterious effects include:
- Significant increase in risk of chronic disease, such as heart disease and diabetes
- Obesity- putting strain on our organs and joints
- Poor bone health – with a higher risk of osteoporosis
- Increased risk of mental health issues such as anxiety and depression
- Increased risk of certain cancers- particularly of the colon and breast
- Onset of chronic pain
- Poor flexibility
- Lower metabolism
- Spine misalignments
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
Chiropractors are experts in spine health. The integrity of your spine is at risk when we spend a large amount of our day sitting at our computers or slumping into a couch. When our bodies get tired from being in one position too long, we tend to assume a poor posture that affects our health in more ways than we may realize. Poor posture can lead to chronic spine misalignment.
Spine misalignments related to too much sitting are often subtle and hard to detect without the help of a professional. Yet, spine misalignment can lead to health issues because of its effect on neural integrity and flow. Luckily, when this underlying issue is properly addressed it can unlock your body’s own potential.
Proper Spine Alignment is the First Step
Once proper spine alignment is restored, your chiropractor can guide in the next steps to negating the health effects of a sedentary lifestyle. They will make recommendations based on your specific lifestyle needs, in addition to potentially offering massage, exercise, regular adjustments, education, and more. The ultimate goal is to help you holistically manage your health. When your spine is properly aligned, you should feel more energized and motivated to start incorporating more activity and movement into your daily routine.
The absolute experts in spine alignment are chiropractors certified in Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP). They are trained to systematically and non-invasively address your spine health for sustainable and meaningful results. There are a handful of these elite CBP practitioners throughout the United States, finding one in your area can help unlock your health potential. If there is a CBP provider in your local community, it’s definitely worth giving them a call to see how they can help you feel your best.