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Piedmont Chiropractic

23.5 Hours of sitting: What is the best thing we can do for our health?

Many of us find ourselves in front of the computer all day and then crashing out on the couch when we get home.  What is the best thing we can do for our health?  Watch this video and find out.

 

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Keep moving: Modify your exercises instead of halting activity
 
As a society, we are physically moving less and less, and as a result, we are getting sicker and sicker.  Most Americans sit 9.3 hours a day which is more than they sleep.  Studies show sitting six or more hours per day makes you up to 40% more likely to die within 15 years than someone who sits less than three hours.
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Sometimes injuries or health problems can restrict our ability to exercise as we are used to doing but in most cases exercises can be modified.  Dr. Parks can help to give you stretches and strengthening exercises to work on while your body recovers.  For most of us simply getting vertical and taking the time to stand and walk a short distance  can help to prevent joint stiffness and promote wellness.
 
Remember before starting any new stretching or exercise routine it is best to consult a professional who can  provide exercise and lifestyle recommendations, nutritional advice, and natural approaches to managing aches and pains