[Video] Sorry, But Sitting Doesn’t Cause Lower Back Pain


In the last few years negative side affects of ‘sitting for too long’ have been highlighted by many in healthcare world (including this author). We’ve all heard or used the phrases “sitting is the new smoking” or “sitting too long cause lower back pain”. What do you think when you hear these phrases? Clearly smoking is bad for our health, it can kill us prematurely. Is that what sitting does too us as well?

Well, I’m sorry to burst your bubble but sitting too long doesn’t kill you, sitting doesn’t cause lower back pain…… What? but….

We have taken one event (sitting too long) added that too another event (lower back pain) and come up with a probable cause. In this case it’s like saying 1 + 1 = 3. Sitting isn’t bad for you in fact I’m doing it right now as I write this article and you are probably doing it as you read.

SO why the negative rap then?

We have missed the the point (incuding me) of what sitting too long and having a sedentary life represents. Don’t get we wrong a sedentary lifestyle is not healthy, in fact according to the World Health Organization, sedentary lifestyles increase all causes of mortality and raises the risk of health concerns such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and even depression and anxiety.

But let’s get one thing clear:

‘It’s not sitting that is bad for you, It’s never moving that is bad for you.’

In today’s episode of Revive TV you will learn:

      • Which joints and muscles lose mobility through sitting too long and what to do about it.
      • Which muscles stop working properly when sitting too long and how to prevent that.
      • How decreased mobility and deactivation of lower back muscles can cause lower back pain.
      • The best 3 strategies to combat the effects of your sedentary life style.
      • We dive deep into all things lower back pain, sedentary lifestyle and what to do next. you’ll not want to miss this!

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