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Dangers of Sitting Long Periods

Bradenton Chiropractor Warns of Dangers of Sitting Long Periods of Time

For many people, sitting is a natural part of their daily job. Extensive sitting, however, can be bad for your health. At Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic in Bradenton, we understand the problems that excessive sitting can cause. If you have a desk job, we recommend you take regular breaks throughout the day to stand, stretch or walk to preserve your health. By finding a balance in your work habits, you can minimize heath issues that come from too much sitting. These issues include:

Obesity

Excessive sitting can lead to weight gain and problems with obesity. You burn very few calories when you sit, making you more susceptible to getting fat. This fat will eventually show around your waist, belly, and bottom. Obesity can also lead to chronic conditions like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.

Poor Blood Flow

Poor blood circulation is yet another side effect of sitting for long periods. Immobility will slow down your blood flow, making you more susceptible to joint pain, leg cramps and inflammation in your ankles and feet. Poor blood circulation can also cause fatigue, numbness and cognitive dysfunction – all of which can hinder your work performance.

Muscle Weakness

Your body needs daily exercise and movement to strengthen and tone your muscles. Sitting all day will only weaken your bones and muscles, increasing your risk of injuries. If you’re not using your muscles regularly, they won’t be able to support your body when you need them most.

Bad Posture

When you sit all day, it’s hard to maintain proper posture. You’ll eventually slouch in your chair or hunch over your computer. Bad posture can lead to chronic neck, shoulder and back pain due to the pressure absorbed by your spine. If this pain worsens, you can visit your Bradenton chiropractor for treatment. Chiropractic care offers safe, natural treatment for alleviating muscle pain and discomfort. By taking breaks and moving more during the day, you can avoid chronic body pain that results from too much sitting.

Optimize Your Health and Wellness, Contact Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic in Bradenton, FL!

Chiropractic care can optimize your health and wellness. To schedule an appointment with Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic in Bradenton, call (941) 739-2900.

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