Sitting too much is bad for you because it destroys our bones and muscles. When we sit all day, there are certain muscles that work overtime and others that fall asleep. Here are a few other things to keep in mind as to why sitting is bad for us.
POOR POSTUREA loss of range of motion or strength, numbness or a tingling feeling in the limbs are all symptoms that are related to poor posture. Body areas tat are most commonly affected are the upper back, neck, lower back, wrist, shoulders, hips, and knees. In short, pain and dysfuction prohibits proper walking gait, comfortable sleeping situations and effective participation in activities and recreational sports. The underlying causes: 1. the lack of exercise or poor technique 2. incorrect body mechanics
Growing up, we have all had yelled at us "sit up straight and don’t slouch". And while the motivation behind the classroom rhetoric may have been as irrelevant as not looking disciplined and sluggish, the benefits you will probably know now, are far richer.
Tired of coming home from work with debilitating back pain that sends you straight to the couch? Sitting for long periods of time causes certain muscles to tighten and shorten in length, creating a single muscle imbalance which then off-sets the opposing muscles and ultimately pushes the entire musculoskeletal system into disarray. Here’s the good news for posture pain sufferers
It's no secret that I advocate for fitness solutions with real-world applications. I emphasize the importance of the body as a holistic system that demands maintenance and movement in a natural context. There are lots of ways to train the body within these guidelines, but today I'm going to talk about what may be the easiest (and easiest to neglect) way to ensure that your musculoskeletal system stays healthy.