sitting-disease_web-1Every day people everywhere engage in an unhealthy practice that has harmful effects comparable to smoking. We’re talking about sitting.

From watching TV to sitting at our desk to driving, many spend a lot of time in this sedentary position.

How much time? Research shows that most people spend 10-15 hours a day sitting. With excess sitting linked to 34 chronic diseases and conditions including obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

Of course, the easiest way to combat sitting disease is to get moving. For those with a desk job, it’s a good idea to get up and move around for 10 minutes of every hour. You can also consider a standing desk or a walking meeting whenever possible.

If you spend long periods of time sitting and have back or neck pain or poor posture, come visit us for advice.