Sitting is the new SMOKING and everybody appears to know they sit too long but don’t know what it does.
Firstly we turn off all our abdominal muscles and core stabilisers. We turn them off and decondition them so that when we need stabilisation to move and lift etc they are not what they should be.
Secondly we hunch forward and create a forward curve in our upper back and neck. We lean our heads towards the computer and put stress on our necks and shoulders.
One more (of many) we reduce the flexibility of our hips putting them in a bent position all day which in turns leans to poor movement in walking and standing upright.
There are many problems which sitting can cause beyond the physical….. and I haven’t even discussed the lack of movement to your heart. However get up and away from your desk every 20-30 minutes and move. Get some water or simply walk as this will improve the stability of you low back and neck.
Lastly check your work station for proper set up and then get you spine checked at Core Chiropractic to assess its health.
Have a great day!