As we hover over our screens and sit for long periods of time, we really need some healthy ways to fight back. Someone has called “sitting the new smoking.” If it is, we should definitely find ways to reduce the impact.
That’s where your chiropractor can help.
Having seen all sorts of impacts and injuries, your chiropractor will tell you the body is not meant to be inactive for long periods of time.
Extensive sitting can weaken core muscles and impair flexibility. It will also place a greater amount of stress on the back, forcing it to work harder to overcome the inability of the hips, knees and ankles to carry their share of the load.
After so much sitting when people do go out on hikes or runs on the weekend, they are more likely to trigger injuries. Long sitting sessions mean the muscles burn less fat and become weaker, while the body’s circulation slows down.
How Your Chiropractor Helps
This is where your chiropractor may prove to be invaluable to restore the body’s balance and activity levels.
The focus begins with spinal health, as the chiropractor provides full spinal adjustments using the diversified technique to check for subluxations, which are misalignments of the spine.
Subluxations are misalignments of one or more vertebrae in the spine and/or joints. When the misalignment is corrected it may have far reaching effects on back, neck and sciatica pain. The new adjustments may also help the body cope with allergies, arthritis, headaches and migraines.
As new spinal health is achieved, patients often become more active with less pain and more energy.
Your chiropractor will then suggest helping to maintain that flexibility with some better approaches at work. Try short walks in the morning and the afternoon, and include a brief exercise session with lunch. Stay hydrated and stay active, interspersing meetings and other tasks with screen time.
Also do general stretching and conditioning exercises while you are seated. Alternate rolling ankles, wrists and shoulders every few hours, contract stomach and glutes holding firm for several seconds, and lift up your legs on the balls of your feet to stretch the calves and prevent blood clots from forming.
As spinal health becomes the new norm you may want to set up ongoing sessions with your chiropractor.
The Joint Can Help
The Joint Chiropractic is your local chiropractor, ready when you are. Appointments have been eliminated, replaced by a walk-in policy with flexible hours, including evenings and weekends. Insurance has been replaced by an affordable treatment program that makes care available to everyone.
Ready to get active and stay active? See you at The Joint.
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