0327531001684435310.jpgThe Dangers of Sitting

Prolonged sitting causes muscular imbalances, affects every major system in the body, leads to chronic disease and injury, and decreases life expectancy. Our anatomy was not designed to support the sitting position long-term. Prolonged sitting can lead to a pattern of tight muscles with other weak muscles, collectively known as Upper Crossed Syndrome. The most common characteristic of this being rounded shoulders and a forward head posture. Over time this can result in unwanted stress to the spine, muscular system, and nervous system. There are some solutions. Ergonomic alterations to the workplace and limiting sitting to less than 3 hours each day. This can increase your life expectancy by 2 years! Be sure to attend regular visits with your chiropractor, massage therapist, and other wellness professionals.