Dr Brad Ivanchuk here.
I am a Burlington, Ontario Chiropractor.
I am also a Posture Expert, Postural Neurologist and a Personal Training Specialist.
Last time we started to learn about sitting disease and we are going to continue on with this topic today.
Sitting disease is becoming a public nightmare and more and more people are ‘sitting themselves to death.’
Let me explain …
Your body’s calorie burning rate falls to one third of what it would be when you are standing upright and erect.
When your body burns calories slower, you get fat faster!
And this will lead to obesity.
Obesity will lead to type 2 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes will increase your risk for heart disease and even cancer.
Remember last time how I mentioned that sitting disease is linked to chronic diseases with terminal endings?
And then there is depression.
Females especially who sit more than 7 hours per day are 47% more likely to become depressed.
And workers, male and female both who have tech neck and hump back from poor sitting posture have a 114% increased chance of an early mortality.
This is over and above the risk factors that I mentioned earlier.
I realize that this all sounds gloomy but for the sake of your health and especially your children’s health, you absolutely need to know this!
Technology is never ever going to go away. We will be interacting with technology – cell phones, tablets, video games, laptops, computers – most likely every single day for the rest of our lives.
And it is imperative that we learn how to in a safe and healthy way.
I am going to give you some tips on how to next time, but in the meantime if you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your kids may have, please call me.
Consultations here in our office are always free of charge and these include a detailed postural analysis, also free of charge.
Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me by clicking on the link found on our home page.
Remember that good posture is always by design and never by circumstance.
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