By Athlete's Care on July 22, 2019
Our common lifestyle has gone from one of constant activity to one of largely sitting still. To put it mildly – it’s killing us.
The inactive lifestyle
An inactive lifestyle is associated with a series of health risks. There are many studies which back up the effects of a sedentary lifestyle, even when it is adjusted for occasional periods of activity. Simply put, sitting still for long periods of time is bad for you, and results in increased risk of,
It increases your risk of dying from any cause, especially if you spend more than 10 hours per day seated. An inactive lifestyle can even contribute to mental health issues.
What can you do?
Our Toronto physiotherapists, chiropractors, and other healthcare professionals are ready to give you advice on adopting an exercise regimen, particularly if you are starting from scratch. They can offer you advice tailored to your physical condition.
If you work in an office setting, there are ways that you can mitigate the amount of time you spend at your chair.
If you lead an inactive lifestyle, there is still time to get in shape, no matter what your age. Any activity will help to start with.
Whether it’s a sport you enjoy, or an activity like cycling or hiking, you owe it to yourself and your health to stay active.
If you are looking for advice on starting an exercise regimen, or any other aspect of your musculoskeletal health, don’t hesitate to contact one of our Toronto physiotherapy and sports medicine clinics. Call or drop by one of our clinics today to make an appointment.