Some things are worth repeating. And repeating. And repeating!
Its not like we need another study to tell us that the couch potato lifestyle is bad for your health, but they keep coming. The latest issue of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise journal (2015; 47(10); 2053-2061, gives us the news:
"Prolonged time spend in sedentary behaviors (i.e., activities performed while sitting or reclining) has been consistently shown as an independent risk factor for increased cardiometabilic risk and ALL CAUSE MORTALITY. The study looked at the simple act of breaking up sitting, and considerable evidence that breaking up sitting has positive effects, and replacing that time with light-intensity ambulatory physical activity.
And guess what -- we have known for years that sedentary life, and sitting in particular, is bad for the spine, muscles and joints!
At ProActive Spine Care, we help all patients find simple and easy ways to increase their general activity, encourage less sedentary life, and remove risk factors that lead to back pain or long term damage to the spine, muscles, and joints. Our goal is to help all of our friends and neighbors in the Tacoma, Fircrest, and University Place area to live healthier and more active lives.