Prolonged Sitting: Health Risks

These days, whether at work or at school, many of us spend far more time sitting than our bodies can handle. As a result, we often see a lot of related musculoskeletal problems in our clinics including tight hip flexors and quads, poor range of motion in our hips, and related knee, hip and low back pain/injuries. Unfortunately, the reality is that many of us don’t have as much control over the amount of time we spend sitting as we would like so it’s important to employ certain techniques for minimizing the negative effects.

In the following video, Dr. Jason Lemieux of Physiomed Oakville demonstrates tips and techniques for minimizing the negative impacts of excessive sitting with active vs. passive sitting and the “20/20 rule”: