Dr Brad Ivanchuk here.
I am a Burlington, Ontario Chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.
I am also a posture expert, a postural neurologist and a personal training specialist.
As promised, today I am going to give you some tips on how to combat sitting disease which we have learned about over the past 2 weeks.
If your lifestyle requires that you do a lot of sitting, it is highly recommended that you sit on an exercise ball or a dynamic stool or a ball-chair or a posture cushion.
A stand-up desk is also an option but any of these will go a long way in minimizing the stresses that will cause tech neck, hump back and all those terrible conditions and diseases we talked about last time.
Another benefit is that these will help to prevent brain fatigue so that you stay alert and focused for longer periods. Your brain craves and thrives on movement and complexity.
So active sitting is far better for your brain than stationary sitting.
Another thing you need to know about is the blue light that is emitted from the screen of every single electronic device that you use.
Blue light overstimulates the part of your brain called the mesencephalon.
When this part of your brain is overstimulated it will cause an increased sensitivity to stress, headaches, light sensitivity (eyes), and insomnia.
So if you are looking at any type of screen for more than 3 hours a day, it is a very good idea to use blue blocker or red lens glasses.
And it is also best not to look at any screen for at least an hour before bedtime to allow your brain to sleep properly.
I hope you have found this to be helpful and as always, if you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your kids may have, please call me.
Remember that consultations in our office are always free of charge and these also 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 found on our home page.
Remember too that good posture is always by design and never by circumstance.
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