Dangers of Sedentary Jobs

Sedentary Jobs

It has been well documented that too much sitting can be bad for a person’s health. Some of the more serious conditions that an inactive person can develop from too much sedentary behavior include:

  • Cancer
  • Cancer-related deaths
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes

Unfortunately, in today’s society, the majority of jobs involve working with computers and other technology and often means eight-plus hours a day sitting at a desk, five days a week, year after year. What’s even more alarming is that many people believe that an hour of exercise each day does nothing to eliminate the dangerous effects that this sitting has on our health.

There are things people who work at sedentary jobs can do to offset their employment lifestyle. It is important to have a regular exercise “program” to follow, however, that doesn’t mean going to the gym every day. Even going for a walk each day is an excellent way to exercise. But it is also important to take other steps while working. Make sure to get up and stretch periodically throughout the day while at the office. Some people even set phone alarms throughout the day to remind them to get up and walk around and stretch.

People who don’t take the time to incorporate this activity often find themselves dealing with health issues. They may already be suffering from back or leg pains and the thought of getting up and moving around, only to exacerbate that pain, may hinder any attempts to “get moving.”

Fortunately, a chiropractor can help. For people who suffer from chronic pain, chiropractic treatments can help alleviate this pain so there won’t be anything to hold them back from being active.

A chiropractor can also develop personalized stretching exercises and treatment program which will help prevent injuries and improve flexibility.

 Working at a computer all day, hunched over at a desk can cause a person to develop poor posture and issues with spinal alignment. Having regular chiropractic adjustments can help realign the spine and help posture.

All of this leads to a better overall quality of life. When we are active, we just feel so much better. Chiropractic treatments can help alleviate pain, improve digestive health, lower blood pressure, and helps keep people balances and active.

Let a Chiropractor Help

While there are many types of symptoms and conditions that will prompt people to seek out medical attention right away, many of us tend to ignore or put off having pain issues checked out by a medical professional. Many people tend to dismiss pain as something that occurred because they must have overexerted themselves, slept on it the wrong way, or even just attribute it to getting old.

If you are suffering from chronic pain or other health conditions that you cannot find relief from, you may be considering chiropractic treatment. Call a back pain chiropractor in Gaithersburg, MD, today to schedule a visit with a chiropractor.

Thank you to AmeriWell Clinics for their insight into some important facts about chiropractic care.