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’s health topic is how sitting is making you sick.
With the advancement of modern technology – computers, video games, cell phones – human beings are much more sedentary and as a consequence are sitting way more than they should.
Recent studies are revealing some very disturbing facts about how sitting is affecting our health.
Prolonged sitting stops your joints from moving, stops your muscles from firing and slows down your heart rate.
Your body’s calorie-burning rate drops to 1 calorie per minute which is one third of what it would be of you were walking.
Your insulin sensitivity decreases which increases the chances of developing type II diabetes.
Your fat and cholesterol levels rise also. So, it is also no surprise that obesity is becoming an epidemic problem in our country; not just in adults but children as well.
There is more information that you need to know about sitting which we will cover next time, but in the meantime if you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns that you may have or your children may have, please give me a call.
Remember that consultations and posture checks in our office are always free of charge and family appointments are always available.
The reason we offer family appointments is because spinal problems and posture distortion patterns tend to run in families.
Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me by clicking directly on the link found on our home page.
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