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5 Exercises to Undo the Spinal Damage Caused by Sitting

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It is already a well-known fact that sitting all day long is bad for your health.  However, certain jobs do require hours of sitting, and despite the fact that sitting isn’t good for you, you still need to come to terms with it. After all, you need to get paid, don’t you?

Why Sitting All Day Actually Really Matters

Sitting all day comes with a set of health issues, from stiffness to debilitating back pain. As time passes by, this pain can impact your ability to exercise, run, and play sports.  In addition to this, prolonged sitting is associated with a higher risk of various health conditions, too. “Regardless of how much physical activity someone gets, prolonged sedentary time could negatively impact the health of your heart and blood vessels,” said Dr. Deborah Young. “There is evidence to suggest that sedentary behavior could contribute to excess morbidity and mortality.” The good news is that there is a way to undo this harm.  Performing a couple of exercises on a daily basis helps get back your full range of motion and prevent pain in the lower back and the knees.

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5 Exercises to Stay Limber and Avoid Back Pain from Sitting

1. Glute Bridges

First, lay down on the back with the knees bent and the feet put firmly on the floor.  Raise both the butt and the hips, allowing the body to form a straight line.  Lower yourself back down, and this is one rep. you need to do three sets of ten.  For extra pressure, add a weight and hold it on the thighs while doing the reps. The glute bridges targets the glutes, hips, and even the abs. CLICK NEXT PAGE BELOW TO CONTINUE READING …

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