Studies consistently show that most Americans aren’t getting the movement that their bodies need to live the healthiest life possible. There is way too much sitting that is happening whether it is at a job, because of disability, during commutes, and other situations. When you are doing too much sitting, it can have a negative impact on your body. Revelation Chiropractic is here to talk about the ways that sitting can impact your body and the way that you feel.
Sitting Too Much Impacts Your Spine
The spine is something that you want to keep as healthy as possible. Without a healthy spine, you can feel pretty miserable. What many people don’t realize is that when they are sitting too much, that is putting an enormous amount of pressure on this delicate part of the body. The stress that sitting puts on your spine is not a good thing. This is compounded when people are sitting with poor posture.
Other Issues Caused by Too Much Sitting
Not only is this going to impact your spine health, but there are other parts of the body that will suffer from too much sitting.
– Hip Flexors: Many people don’t realize how important it is to have healthy hip flexors. When your hip flexors get too tight or start to shorten, it can have a big impact on your posture. If you are constantly sitting and your hip flexors are in this shortened position, it can become a problem. They can shorten and get too tight.
– Hip Imbalance: For a lot of people, when they are in a sitting position, they aren’t just sitting with their legs both rooted to the ground. Many people will sit with their legs crossed in some way. While this might feel comfortable in the moment, it can cause issues with your hips over time. Many people start to have a hip imbalance that can lead to far less flexibility.
– Tilted Pelvis: You might not realize how important it is for your pelvis to be stable and strong. When you sit too much, it can create a tilt in your pelvis that can impact your posture and balance in your body. This can lead to some serious, chronic pain.
– Back Pain: When your pelvic has a forward tilt because of sitting, your back will immediately start to overcompensate for it. This puts undue strain on the lower back and will lead to chronic pain. Avoiding this is the key to living life pain free.
Chiropractic Care & Therapy in Fort Collins, CO (Just Minutes from Loveland, Berthoud, Johnstown, Windsor and Wellington, Colorado)
If your lifestyle leads to a lot of sitting, it is important that you go out of your way to find movement in your day. Whether it is a brisk walk during your lunch break or getting up multiple times throughout the day to get drinks and stretch out a bit. At Revelation Chiropractic, we can help you with issues that are caused by too much sitting as we work to adjust the spine. Call us today!