The problem is our lifestyles: in the morning we wake up from a sub-par sleep, get on with our commute, sit all day at work, commute back home, sit and relax. Without any exercise or stretching, your body has no defense against the tension that is constantly accumulating. Excessive sitting puts additional pressure on the spine, damages your organs and contributes to muscular degeneration. You can think of sitting as a proper challenge for your body, akin to a very peculiar sport; the smart person will take the time to prepare their body for a lifestyle that involves a lot of sitting.
You need to know what muscles to stretch and which ones to strengthen. If you can only find a few minutes to stretch or exercise during your busy daily routine, focus on the following muscles.
Focus on Strengthening
Focus on Stretching
Focusing on these muscles means that you will undo much of the damage associated with sitting. If you are interested in developing a comprehensive action plan for preventing the back pain associated with excessive sitting, give our office in Houston a call to schedule an appointment today.