Counteract Too Much Sitting

Many of us sit long hours each day. The result is lower back pain, stiff necks and strained shoulders. The expression “sitting is the new smoking” speaks volumes to how much harm it does to our bodies.

So, what can we do to counteract the effects of too much sitting?

The obvious solution is to do the exact opposite… stand and move.

I’ve created a “stand up” desk for myself which works great. While I’m on the computer I’m constantly shifting my feet and moving slightly.

I also learned an exercise from my chiropractor that is both easy and simple. March on the spot for a minute every hour or so. Do this with knees lifted high and arms swinging enthusiastically. It may look silly but it works wonders!

Worth a try?

Source: Dr. Ryan Lees Blog | Simple but Effective.

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