Dr Brad Ivanchuk here.
I am a Burlington, Ontario Chiropractor, Posture Expert, Postural Neurologist and Personal Training Specialist at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.
Starting today and over the next few weeks we are going to learn about sitting disease.
So, if you are a student or you sit a lot at your job, please read this very carefully!
And at the end of this post, I am going to give you one very effective tip that you can start using right away to combat the negative effects of sitting disease.
The average worker spends 40 to 60 % of their waking hours in their work space and they sit on average 7.8 hours per day.
And not just sitting at work, but sitting in their car, at home on their PC, at the dinner table and on the couch.
Then they get up the next day and do the same thing all over again.
This mostly sedentary lifestyle is why 60% of Canadians are obese, 90% have posture distortion patterns in their spine, and 48% of adult females will suffer an early mortality.
A sedentary lifestyle in combination with poor sitting posture at school or work (which most people do have) is correlated to, amongst other things, chronic diseases with terminal endings all of which constitute sitting disease.
This is where we will pick it up next time but as promised, here is your free tip.
If you do sit a lot, make sure to take a posture break once every 30 minutes.
Even if you get up and walk around your chair once or twice and sit down again, this will take a huge amount of stress off of your posture system.
As always, 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 in our office are always free of charge and these include a detailed postural analysis.
Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking on the link on our home page.
Remember that good posture is always by design and never by circumstance.
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