According to our experienced chiropractor in Southend, making an effort to sit less and stand more may bring significant benefits to your back health.
When you sit, the discs in your lower back are loaded three times more than when standing. With this in mind, it’s hardly surprising that frequently sitting for long periods of time can cause or worsen a painful back issue.
But with many people’s jobs requiring them to sit for hours on end, how can you make this daily change to help protect your back?
“It’s as simple as getting up to stretch and walk around every 20 – 30 minutes”, says Arif, our leading chiropractor.
Get up and pace while you’re talking in the office, walk for ten minutes on your lunch break or take the stairs instead of the lift.
A healthy spine requires movement so do what you can to implement this one small change into your daily routine. Your back will thank you for it!
We’ve produced a series of videos with six simple exercises you can do every day to keep your back healthy. Why not start with the Squeeze, the Sway and the Cuppa.