Sitting more? Driving more? Our London Chiropractor offers this advice

40544999_lDo you find that you sit down too much? Do you finish the day and realise that by the time you’ve driven to work, sat down all day at the office and driven back you’ve spent a good 10 hours on your backside? This doesn’t even include your leisure time when you’re catching up on soaps or going to cinema etc.

As leading London chiropractors we’re concerned with the amount of time people are inactive these days.

People are sitting too much

Compared with just 100 years ago, the majority of workers in the UK are now in office based roles. Whether that is in a call centre or in admin we all seem to be sat down more. Not only are we sat down in offices all day but our commutes are getting longer than they used to be with the average daily commute in the UK said to be 56 minutes. This is potentially 2 hours a day sat down either in the car or on the bus or train.

Humans aren’t designed to be so sedentary; our bodies are designed for movement and with so many of us being so inactive we’re encountering a lot of health problems.

It is a big health problem and can cause a lot of issues. What we’re concerned with the most of course is back pain. If you spend your day sat down you will end up with back pain sooner or later. Don’t worry though, there is a simple solution.

Get more active

There are a number of ways to improve your posture and reduce the likelihood of getting a bad back and we have covered them quite a few times in the past and will continue to do so in the future. The method we as leading London chiropractors are considering today is activity.

There is a lot to be said about exercise. It is just plain good for you. It can help you stay fit and healthy, it can help you stay in good shape and of course it can help with your back.

We strongly believe that being active is one of the best ways to keep your back in good condition. Being busy London chiropractors we often advise our patients to get active and it’s because it works.

If you live a sedentary lifestyle like so many of us do, it can be hard to get in shape and be healthy. We know that and that is why it is important to get active.

You should start walking or cycling to improve muscle tone, improve circulation and posture. This will go a long way to keeping your back active and strong and of course pain free.