Ahh, sitting down; the thing we look forward to at the end of a long hard day; putting our feet up and letting our bodies relax into motionless bliss…
But it seems that us Brits cannot wait until ‘clock off’ to park our bottoms, as we sit for an average of a whopping 8.9 hours every day! And this can lead to many remarkable health complaints. Our Stoke on Trent chiropractor, who is highly experienced in conditions caused by inactivity, warns that being sedentary for such lengthy periods creates bigger problems than what most people realise.
Worrying evidence from a variety of international research has suggested that sitting for more than four hours each day can lead to:
- Enzymes needed to burn harmful blood fats shutting down
- Reduced metabolic rate
- A disorder of blood sugar levels
- Increased insulin and blood pressure levels
- Leg muscles switching off
Our Chiropractor in Stoke on Trent suggests that while most people acknowledge that regular long periods of inactivity contributes to weight gain and a decline in physical fitness, they may not be aware of the more sinister risks such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Even people who exercise are still at risk of serious health conditions if they regularly sit down for long periods of time.
Do you know how long you spend sitting down each day? It’s worth calculating – it may just save you your future health.
For friendly help and advice or to book an appointment with our experienced Chiropractors in Stoke on Trent, call 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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