Sitting for Too Long Can Affect Your Health

By Stephen R. Farris

Most of our lives are spent sitting, whether it's in our easy chair at home, in class at school, work and while driving or riding in automobiles. Sitting for long periods of time can be detrimental to our health, according to research.

Did you know that people who sit for prolonged periods of time are 18 percent more likely to develop heart disease? Thirteen percent could develop cancer, and a whopping 90 percent could end up with diabetes. Those percentages aren't promising figures at all when it comes to maintaining your health.

There are a couple of bright sides to this. People who stand burn 30 percent more calories than those who sit all the time. The second piece of good news is a visit to The Joint Chiropractic in your area could be beneficial to your health and well-being.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Usually when you sit for too many hours during the day, every day, you could develop problems in your joints and lower back, plus poor circulation in your legs as well. Not only could a visit to the chiropractor help, they can offer suggestions to help get you moving around more and offer nutrition guidance to push your health in the right direction.

What is Chiropractic Treatment?

Chiropractors use a hands-on approach to treatment with spinal manipulation. There are numerous techniques they use to adjust your spine and joints to make sure they are aligned properly. Most patients feel relief after just one visit.

What Can I Expect?

During your initial visit, your chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic will ask you a few simple questions, such as where the pain is coming from, whether there is anything you're doing that gives you relief or makes the pain worse, and how long you have been experiencing your pain are few topics that will be discussed. After examining you, they'll discuss treatment options available and begin the same day.

They can also give you tips on exercises that you can do between treatments while at home or at work so that you can start on the right track toward a healthier, more fit lifestyle than before. So find a location close to you -- there are nearly 500 nationwide -- and start your journey to better health today.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Tempe, Ariz.

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