Chiropractic Tip: Face Inactivity and Get Moving
By Sandy Schroeder
Countless words have been written about sitting, which has been called "the new smoking."But many of us still sit too much and move too little. Basically, we're sedentary.
If the sneaker fits, it may be time to review the latest research, and see your friends at The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you for some assistance.
Reality – Move Every 30 Minutes
Harvard Health cites a new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine that says it matters how many minutes at a time you spend sitting at your desk, or loafing on the couch.
Researchers studied 8,000 men and women, 45 or older, for four years, and found sitting for 30, 60 or 90 minutes at a time linked to the greatest risk for death if overall time was 12 hours per day.
If sitting was limited to less than 30 minutes at a time, the risk of death dropped, no matter what the overall time involved was.
Clearly we all need to set timers to get up and walk or stretch every 30 minutes. When I do, I find my back aches less, and my brain functions better.
If you are ready to get serious about moving more, The Joint’s doctors of chiropractic are ready to help. They work with people of all ages on health, wellness, and fitness issues every day.
Your chiropractor will explain how spinal health may be the starting point. The spine houses the central nervous system that controls all of the brain-to-body functions. When the spine is healthy, you may be, too.
Weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may prove to be the kickoff point to keep your spine healthy, and your body moving. Your chiropractor can monitor your progress and suggest ways to make it happen.
Workspace checkup – Your chiropractor can evaluate your workspace to make sure you are getting good back support, and your monitor is at eye level. If you are sitting up straight while avoiding hunched shoulders and forward head positions, your back and your whole body will benefit.
Alternating routines – After you set that 20- or 30-minute break reminder, your chiropractor can help you come up with smart strategies like interspersing other tasks, brief walks, stretching routines or short meditations.
Schedule strategy – Really making the increased activity effort work may require a look at the daily schedule to trim out the fat, and scuttle random online surfing. As your productivity builds, you may find yourself working less hours, leaving more room for time outdoors, hobbies, or visits with friends.
When you are ready to get moving, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Find out more about the affordable personal healthcare plans that require no insurance, flexible weekend and evening hours, and no appointments needed policy. See you there.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Valencia, Calif.