How Sitting Is Actually Straining Your Back

You might think that sitting is giving your body a break, however think about how often you are sitting. On your drive to work, while on the computer at your desk, playing video games, watching tv, at the dinner table, etc. Sitting can actually cause your back to become strained which leads to pain and discomfort. Too much sitting can cause tightness in your hip flexors, which play an important role in allowing your body to move easily. Here's what you can do:

Move Around More

One of the best and easiest ways to avoid the pain and stiffness caused by sitting, is to get up and move around. This won't completely eliminate back pain but it is a start. Take walking breaks throughout the day; it's good for your heart too!

If you're able more rigorous exercise will help even more. Try running, working out or a daily yoga session to alleviate back pain. 

Improve Your Health

Sitting still for too long can also lead to chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. The more you move around the better off you are health-wise. 

Chiropractic care can also help. Spinal adjustments keep your joints moving the way they should without pain which allows you to function at your best. This helps you to fight off sickness/diseases easier and helps lessen the wear and tear on your spine. Give us a call today to see how we can be of help to you.