Sitting too much is bad for your health in Chicago


Sitting-too-much-is-bad-for-your-health-in-ChicagoAlthough sitting can be comfortable for us, it is sometimes harmful to our body, especially if we sit badly or if we remain in that position for a long time.

Sitting for a long period of time and repeatedly contributes to poor blood and lymph circulation, the retraction and/or weakness of vital muscle groups for maintaining posture and mobility, and facilitates the tendency to ptosis. visceral (organs fall), it increases the load that our spine supports (especially lumbar), it intervenes negatively in the metabolic processes of the organism, among other things.

It is important to say that each factor, just mentioned, gives rise to dozens of harmful consequences for health, each of these factors flattens the ground for the appearance of pathologies and symptoms such as: herniated discs, sciatica, headache, spinal osteoarthritis , neck and back pain, fluid congestion, metabolic, digestive and urogenital problems, among many things that could be derived from these factors.

We could even dare to attribute as a cause of some injury or pathology, the mere fact of remaining seated for many hours.

It is known that exercising daily helps prevent cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity and even some types of cancer, however, a group of researchers affirms that if we spend a lot of time sitting in the office, doing physical activity daily would not be enough to prevention.

If we add to the above the fact of sitting in the wrong position, adopting postures that will cause misalignment of our spine and extremities, we would condemn the body to endure strong tensions that would facilitate and accelerate the appearance of neuromusculoskeletal problems (nerves-muscles-bones- joints).

What Happens to Your Body if You Sit Too Much?

Generally we sit with our head projected forward, we support our weight on our tailbone, “hunchbacked”, in a chair that is not very ergonomic and the position of the computer is not adequate. Under these conditions, suffering from pathology and/or pain in the cervical or lumbar region, mainly, is almost “normal”.

Now let’s imagine what can happen to our body if we sit and/or sit badly for many hours during a week, a month, a year or a lifetime.

The recommendations that are made to all those people who work sitting down are:

  • Time the time they remain seated, a maximum time of 30 minutes is indicated, then get up from the chair and do some other activity that does not require sitting, for at least 10 minutescorrect the position of the chair and the height of the computer
  • Monitor and correct the way they sit in the chair
  • Perform physical exercise accompanied by stretching sessions daily
    eat a good diet

We understand that taking these measures is sometimes difficult, either due to the workload, schedules and/or obligations, but it is our duty, as the main people responsible for our own health, to pay attention to those factors that affect us.

If you have questions or would like to meet with one of our doctors, please contact our chiropractors in Chicago to get the appropriate treatment for you. Call or contact us today to schedule an appointment.