• Dr. Theresa Marko

How to Fight Sitting Disease


The average American sits for at least 60% of his or her day โ€” 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!


๐—ฆ๐—ผ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ?

The main goal is to reduce sitting time and increase โ€œnon-exerciseโ€ physical activity throughout the day.


๐™๐™๐™š ๐™—๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™™๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™˜๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™จ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™œ๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ช๐™ฅ ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™™๐™š๐™จ๐™  ๐™ค๐™ง ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ช๐™˜๐™.


Try these simple tactics:


โœ…Stand up to talk on the phone

โœ…Create a standing desk using boxes or books

โœ…Sit on the floor to do work or watch TV

โœ…Set an alarm throughout the day and do laps of your apartment or walk around the block โœ…If youโ€™re staying inside, take jumping jack breaks and do sets of 10 every hour

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

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