Why should we keep moving? That is a question that I am often asked by my clients. We are all aware of the aches and pains that we feel throughout the day from everyday activities. Thanks to the positive effects of simple movement, it allows us to getting through each week and day with pliability.
In today’s age, a common duty we share is working at a desk or in a similar position for many hours. On an estimated average we sit for about 15 out of 24 hours of the day! This leads to problems such as low back stiffness, pain and neck issues. Because many of us are hard working people, we tend to push through it, put it off for attention later, and even become numb to it. But we have to appreciate ourselves a little more than that and take notice. It’s important that we stretch every couple of hours during the day to provide less stress on our neck and back. A great deal of inactivity can lead to serious long term problems such as physiological changes in the body. For example; elevated shoulders, hunched backs, carpal tunnel, and chronic back issues may all be a result of prolonged sitting with little activity. Sitting in front of a computer for hours a day can not only damage your body, but it is also damaging to our eyes, sitting often alters how your body deals with fats which lead to weight gain.