Sitting Doesn't Have To Be The New Smoking
Dr Brad Ivanchuk here.
I am a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.
I am also a Certified Posture expert with the American Posture Institute.
Today I thought it would be a good time to review sitting disease as I know a lot of you are sitting way more thanyou normally would.
Remember this … when you sit you burn one third of the calories that you would when you are standing.
Sitting for extended periods will lead to obesity especially around the waist line.
It can also lead to high blood pressure,abnormal cholesterol levels, high blood sugar, heart disease and even cancer.
These are what constitute sitting disease.
And if you sit 8 hours a day or more, you are at a higher risk.
So, here is what you can do …If you have to sit for extended periods, make sure to take a posture break every 30 minutes.
Easy to do, just set your phone to notify you every 30 minutes.
And, 60 to 75 minutes of moderate intensity exercise will go a long way to combating sitting disease.
So get out there for your walks people!
Hope you are all staying healthy and remember I am always here if you need my help.
Just call 905 335 LIFE (5433).