I’m Dr. Kent Ferguson from Oliver Chiropractic Wellness Clinic. If you want more of this content, subscribe to our clinics You Tube, Facebook or Twitter feed.
Human bodies were not built to sit for long periods of time. Our twenty-first century workplace — working behind a desk, typing on the computer, endless video conferences — unfortunately stacks against us to keep us.
There are four harmful results on a person that stem from sitting at work.
- SITTING FOR MANY HOURS EACH DAY TAKES A TOLL ON OUR BACKS.
Working at a desk for many hours a day causes employees to stay in one position for an extended length of time. This puts a great deal of pressure on their backs. Over time, painful back problems can develop and, if left untreated, continue to worsen.
- SITTING ALSO TAKES A TOLL ON OUR WAISTLINE.
Obesity is at an all time high in Canada and at least a good chunk of the reason is our sedentary lifestyle. Sitting for a long period (8 or more hours a day) decreases our metabolism, causing us to burn fewer calories. The time at our desks can end up packing on the pounds.
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