• Dr. Theresa Marko

How to Fight Sitting Disease

The average American sits for at least 60% of his or her day — and this percentage only increases now that many of us are stuck at home with shelter in place orders keeping us inside.

Prolonged sitting can lead to a handful of health concerns including cardiovascular disease or high blood pressure, even if you are getting out for a run 30-60 minutes a day!

𝗦𝗼 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗼?

The main goal is to reduce sitting time and increase “non-exercise” physical activity throughout the day.

𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙮 𝙩𝙤 𝙙𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙪𝙥 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙙𝙚𝙨𝙠 𝙤𝙧 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙘𝙝.

Try these simple tactics:

✅Stand up to talk on the phone

✅Create a standing desk using boxes or books

✅Sit on the floor to do work or watch TV

✅Set an alarm throughout the day and do laps of your apartment or walk around the block ✅If you’re staying inside, take jumping jack breaks and do sets of 10 every hour

✅Have an ergonomic assessment of YOUR home or office sitting & desk system with Marko PT via Telehealth


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