Monday, June 18, 2012

Sitting Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

You might agree right away if you’re a couch potato.  But think about it.  If you work in an office you are probably spending a good majority of your day sitting most of the day, if not all day.

According to A new study from the American Cancer Society researchers [found]  "it's not just how much physical activity you get, but how much time you spend sitting that can affect your risk of death. "

It is important for your health to be physically active.  Stopping at the gym before or after work, going for a walk or run daily in your neighborhood is important, however, it doesn’t always make up for the hours you may be sitting each day.

According to the Study, researchers found that "more leisure time spent sitting was associated with higher risks of mortality, particularly in women. Women who reported more than 6 hours/day of sitting were 37% more likely to die during the time period studied than those who sat fewer than 3 hours a day. Men who sat more than 6 hours a day were 18% more likely to die than those who sat fewer than 3 hours per day. "

If you are physically active, look at ways to decrease the amount of hours a day you spend sitting each day.  Whenever possible stand at your desk and move around.  Rather than sit down while on your coffee break or lunch break, walk for a few minutes.  Anything you can do to decrease the amount time you spend sitting helps.

This was an excerpt from our June 2012 Newsletter mailed to all of our patients at CT Spine and Disc Center. 

The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. Call our chiropractic office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression

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Dr. Justin Brown said...

Interesting post. We all know that regular exercise and a healthy diet will better our health, I will have to read further on this study. Thanks for sharing!

Dr. Brown
Coral Springs Chiropractor

Shlomo Baron said...

I did not expect to get this kind of information today as I was just looking for this kind of stuff for my research on posture correction and chiropractic care. Thanks a lot.

andrew fields said...

Nice information, thanks towards the author. It can be incomprehensible to me now in general, the usefulness and significance has my head spinning. Thanks again and best of luck!

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Judith Green said...

This might be a silly question, but is lying down as dangerous as sitting? I often lie down for long periods of time to ease back pain.


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