Sitting is one of the worst things a person can do not only to their backs but to their over all health. Numerous studies have shown that sitting is implicated in causing an increased risk for diabetes, heart disease, back pain, and early death.

In a study led by Dr. Emma Wilmot (a Clinical Research Fellow in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Leicester Diabetes Center, Leicester General Hospital) and the National Institute For Health Research,  the results of 18 studies were combined, totalling 797,577 participants. Research showed that subjects who sat for prolonged periods of time had an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and death. According to Dr. Wilmot, the average adult spends 50-70% of their time sitting and by reducing the amount 0f time spent sitting , the chances of getting the aforementioned diseases may be reduced; back pain may also be reduced!

Dr. Eshanov, a chiropractor in Montclair NJ, advises patients to stand up every 45-50 minutes, take a walk and then sit back down to work. Even something small as standing up and walking over to the water cooler, for example, can make a big difference. Motion is life and when we start to deprive our bodies of it, we are slowly creating an opportunity for disease to set in. Patients that do not have the opportunity to stand up every 45-50 minutes and to walk around greatly benefit from chiropractic care. For patients that are very sedentary chiropractic offers them the ability to “loosen” their backs, align the spine and to mobilize the vertebral joints.

Sources: 

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121015090048.htm

E. G. Wilmot, C. L. Edwardson, F. A. Achana, M. J. Davies, T. Gorely, L. J. Gray, K. Khunti, T. Yates, S. J. H. Biddle. Sedentary time in adults and the association with diabetes, cardiovascular disease and death: systematic review and meta-analysisDiabetologia, 2012; 55 (11): 2895 DOI: 10.1007/s00125-012-2677-z

(Patients interested in receiving a consultation with Montclair chiropractor Dr. Gary Eshanov, may schedule online or call (973) 900-2660. The doctor is a family chiropractor and treats patients of all ages.)