We’ve all heard of the term “couch potato” but it seems that we Brits are now becoming a nation of “desk potatoes”; frequently spending too many hours sat at our work stations. While this may paint an impressive picture about our work ethics, our Stoke on Trent chiropractor warns that our sedentary working lifestyles could have a detrimental impact on our back health.
New research from BUPA has revealed that 30% of people only leave their desks to visit the bathroom or to get a drink. And our heavy workloads are not solely to blame – a third of people admitted that the British weather is a main reason for not leaving their desks during their lunch breaks!
As a leading chiropractor in Stoke on Trent, we regularly treat patients who are suffering from back and neck pain as a direct result of spending too many hours hunched over a desk.
We strongly advise that get up and walk around every 30-40 minutes. If you are unable to do this, stand up, stretch and change position at the very least. It will only take you a few moments but it will help to prevent long-term back and neck problems from developing.
Take your first step towards better health and call us on 01782 848 184 today.
Take your first step towards better health and call us on 01782 848 184 today
From the team at City Chiropractic Clinic
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