Sitting all day long is really bad for your health! In fact as studies show, it is down right dangerous. If you were thinking "no problem, I exercise every day. That should take care of it." unfortunately, I regret to inform you that is just not enough!
It should come as no surprise that sitting around and not moving all day is really hard on your body. However, you may not be aware of how many problems are associated with a sedentary lifestyle. Unfortunately as you'll read, simply adding in exercise after sitting all day long does not counter the ill effects to your posture and overall health.
Whether you choose to sit all day or are required to due to your job, you may want to re-evaluate your need for investing in corrective exercise after you learn just what health effects sitting can have on the body.
In the article 14 Proven Side Effects of Sitting All Day, if you have to sit all day long for your job or by choice, you are at risk for the following:
I can personally guarantee you that a person with postural imbalances which are exacerbated by sitting all day long will just take those imbalances into movement and further strengthen the compensation and dysfunctional motor patterns. The absence of pain, does not equal the presence of a balanced body.
It is well documented that regular exercise does not counteract the negative effects of sitting.
USA Today recently published an article called Get off that deadly chair: Sitting too long raises fatality risk: They state:
"Scientists are increasingly warning that sitting for prolonged periods — even if you also exercise regularly — could be bad for your health. And it doesn't matter where the sitting takes place — at the office, at school, in the car or before a computer or TV — just the overall number of hours it occurs.
Research is preliminary, but several studies suggest people who spend most of their days sitting are more likely to be fat, have a heart attack or even die."
To successfully counteract the musculoskeletal and systemic imbalances that occur from prolonged sitting, much more is required other than just exercising.
In my opinion, I believe that there are two primary things you must do too Successfuly Correct the Proven Side Effects of Sitting All Day.
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