Living With Chronic Pain

Easing The Pain From Sitting All Day

Sitting for extensive periods of time increases stress in the back, shoulders, arms, knees, hips and legs, and particularly on the spinal discs and back muscles. Humans are not meant to sit for extended hours. We are hunter-gatherers, meant to be active throughout the day, not sedentary. This could be the reason 80% of us… Continue reading Easing The Pain From Sitting All Day

Weight Loss

Why Sitting Less Is Crucial For Overall Health

A study from the American Cancer Society found a link between long periods of leisure time sitting and a higher risk of death from all causes of death. As technology has advanced during the last few decades, sitting time has increased. One study estimated that 90% of non-work time was spent sitting, and more than half… Continue reading Why Sitting Less Is Crucial For Overall Health

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Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Seated Toe Touch

This week's exercise is a simple seated stretch. Being at home more often, people are likely finding that their time sitting down has drastically increased. While sitting too much has been found to be tied to health risks, sitting doesn't necessarily mean you have to be inactive. Stretches and other seated exercises can help keep… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Seated Toe Touch

Weight Loss

Small Changes Can Make A Big Difference When It Comes To Weight Loss

There is so much information available about weight loss. Even if you manage to sift through the sensational information, the fad diets, the get-fit-quick recommendations, there is still so. much. information. Here are 6 small changes that can help kick-start a weight loss journey.

Weight Loss

15 Ways To Lose Weight Even When Most Of The Day Is Spent Sitting

I've discussed the serious consequences of sitting and a sedentary lifestyle. When you sit, you use less energy. Even standing or moving can help.  Over the past decade, the average daily sitting time has increased by roughly an hour, to about eight hours for U.S. teens and almost 6 1/2 hours for adults, according to… Continue reading 15 Ways To Lose Weight Even When Most Of The Day Is Spent Sitting