Chiropractic Common Sense – Sitting is Killing Us!
Last week I answered a question about flu shots posed by Emily. To me, and my profession, my thoughts are just common sense. It seems there are frequently stories in the news that are expressed as new enlightenment, when they are really nothing more than common sense.
On Friday night’s episode of NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams, Dr. James Levine, a brilliant researcher at the Mayo Clinic, said “Sitting all day long is literally killing us.” His research has proven that people who sit at work all day are getting fatter and less fit.
Really? Is this news that shocking? Unfortunately, the technological revolution is having a significant negative impact on our health and well being. When 80% of our local population spends more that 80% of their day chained to a seat at their computer, the outcome is predictable. Patients seeking my care are heavier, weaker, poorly balanced and struggling with sudden back pain onset from seemingly insignificant provocation. For 30 years, I have insisted on the need to get up from that computer every 20 minutes or so. And that’s just the beginning. We have got to get control of our lives!
Perhaps you have learned something, or better yet, I hope this just verifies your “common sense”.