Sitting down for long periods of time can cause muscular imbalances leading to poor posture and muscle and joint pain.
As a result lower cross syndrome or upper cross syndrome which is caused from a combination of muscular imbalances where you have tight vs weak muscles is common in individuals that sit for most of the day.
We all must work to pay the bills and put food on the table. If you have an office job watch the video above to learn a few easy stretches you can do from the office to help improve your mobility. Don’t worry they are very simple and we promise you will not look too silly to your co-workers.
What else can you do?
- Get a standing desk
- Go on regular walks
- Workout on your lunch break
- Try and limit couch time after work
Between work, driving, and watching TV on our down time the hours we spend sitting down can really pile up over the day. Try to stay conscience of this and exercise and stretch regularly throughout your week.