When people come to Marshalls Creek Chiropractic to learn more about our wellness programs in East Stroudsburg, one of the things that we evaluate is how much time they spend sitting on a daily basis. Our modern lives are mostly spent sitting down. Many of us work at desk jobs that require us to six for six, eight, and even ten hours each day. We then sit when we commute back and forth to work and even sit during our leisure time. In fact, unless you are purposely doing an activity that requires you to move around such as jogging, tennis, or hiking, there is little reason for us to be moving much on a daily basis.
Sitting Is Harmful to Your Health
All that sitting is a bad thing. This kind of sedentary lifestyle can lead to very dangerous health problems such as heart disease, an increased risk for stroke, high blood pressure and so much more. Sitting can even slow down your metabolism, which leads to weight gain, and excess weight around the midsection which is extremely harmful to your health.
What You Can Do About It
Fortunately, there is a way to battle all of this sitting: increasing your activity. Even 30 minutes of activity a day can help you battle the effects of sitting. Simply going for a walk, getting in some cardio, or taking up an active hobby such as sports or hiking can do a lot to combat the effects of sitting all day. You’ll feel better, lose weight, and decrease the risk to your health.
Looking for other lifestyle tips? Call us today to learn more about ou wellness programs in East Stroudsburg and how you can feel your very best.