Chiropractic Health & Wellness Blog

Lower back pain and sitting.

February 19, 2013

 A new study reveals that sitting in a chair can actually increase a person's risk of dying.  While previous studies have linked sedentary behavior with chronic diseases such as heat disease, breast and colon cancers, diabetes, osteoporosis, and anxiety/depression, researchers from the American Cancer society recently focused on the activity of sitting.  They found that, over a 14-year period, women who sat six (or more) hours per day had a 37% increased risk of dying compared with women who sat three hours or less.  One explanation is that prolonged sitting relaxes the largest muscles, and muscle contraction is needed to increase glucose uptake and stimulate the release of an enzyme (lipoprotein lipase) that metabolizes triglycerides and manufactures HDL (good cholesterol.)

It's so important to stay active as prolonged sitting can lead to weakening of the body.  In order to improve better body wellness, chiropractic offers and array of effective rehabilitative therapies in treating low back pain.  To schedule and appointment, please call our chiropractic clinic.  at 612-879-8000. Located Minneapolis, Minnesota., our office offers the latest state-of-the-art chiropractic techniques.  We offer custom rehabilitative exercise combined with gentle chiropractic adjustments.  By living a wellness lifestyle, you can enrich your life with vibrant health.  The answers you need.  The care you deserve.
P.S.  The adverse effects associated with prolonged sitting even apply to "active couch potato" types, those who exercise regularly but still sit for hours at a time.

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