In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at growing evidence that sitting too much now will impact your health and mobility later.
A study that included 54 countries found that sitting less than three hours per day will actually increase the expectancy of your life.
We all know that regular exercise routine improves your metabolism, reduces your risk of diabetes and certain cancers, helps you maintain a healthy weight and improves your cardiovascular health; however, research now shows that regular exercise may not be enough to offset the health risks associated with too much sitting.
Recent research found that sitting in front of the television for several hours, in combination with less than three hours of physical activity each week, not only accelerated harmful health risks, but also increased the likelihood of a walking disability.
Here are some simple strategies to get you moving more.
Set an alarm on your computer to get up and move every 15 minutes.
Stand while talking on the phone, eating lunch or watching TV.
Use a fitness tracker to count your steps with a goal of 10, 000 daily steps.
Work with an accountability partner to share your challenges and successes.
It is never too late to add more movement into your daily routine!
Remember your best source for everything health is your chiropractor.
Visit your chiropractor regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.
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Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor. It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.
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