Dr Brad Ivanchuk here.
I am a Burlington, Ontario Chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.
I am also a canfitpto certified Personal Training Specialist and an American Posture Institute certified Posture Expert and Postural Neurologist.
Over the next few weeks I am going to show you guys how to sit healthier
and be more productive at your job.
And if you are a business owner and your employees spend a lot of time sitting, please stay tuned because what I am going to share with you will reduce your absenteeism, lost productivity, disability claims and worker’s compensation costs.
A while ago we learned about the 4 typical postural presentations or postural archetypes.
We have the ergo, the structural, the dynamic and the neuro archetypes.
Over the next few weeks, we are going to focus on the ergo archetype.
These are people who spend most of their time sitting when they are at work.
And all of this will apply to students as well.
When we look at the data, more than 45% of the workforce are ergos or sedentary workers.
And sedentary workers are highly predisposed to sitting disease.
We covered sitting disease extensively back in July of this year.
The most important thing that you need to remember about sitting disease is that the research shows there is a strong correlation between how much time you spend sitting and mortality from all causes including cardiovascular disease (heart disease).
And this risk in independent of leisure time or your level of physical activity.
Here is something we all need to consider.
The trend of sitting is only going to increase as technology continues to advance.
Technology will never stop advancing.
So we have no choice! We have to learn how to sit healthier.
And this is exactly what I am going to help you with over the next few weeks.
I am going to show you how you can become and occupational athlete and take a stand against sitting disease.