Dr Brad Ivanchuk is a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor and is owner and founder of Life Chiropractic Centre which is a family chiropractic facility.
He is also a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist and a Certified Posture Expert with the American Posture Institute.
Today we continue to learn about the ill-effects of sitting.
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When you are in a seated position, the pressure on your lower back (lumbar spine) increases to 1.7 times your body weight.
For example, a 200 pound person when sitting would actually have 340 pounds of pressure on their lower back.
And this would be sitting with proper posture which most people do not do. Otherwise, this pressure would be even more with improper sitting posture.
Also, your spine can only tolerate a slouched posture for about 20 minutes before the spinal discs begin to absorb the excess pressure.
And it is this excess pressure that causes your spinal discs to collapse or decay.
And finally, recent studies on sitting now show that prolonged sitting may not be reversible even with exercise.
For example, 1 hour of exercise will not off-set the effects of a standard 8 hour sitting day.
More on this topic again next time, but in the meantime if you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your children may have, please call me.
Remember that consultations and posture checks are always free of charge and family appointments are also available.
Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me by clicking directly on the link on our home page.
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