Sitting Too Much?
Sitting for extended periods can have a negative impact on your health. I’ve even heard it been called “the new smoking” in the press. Some research has shown it can increase your risk for Diabetes, Heart Disease and even Cancer. One short term consequence can be lower back and hip pain. That is why I encourage my patients to take frequent brakes, stand when possible and go for short walks periodically. A great exercise you can do anywhere which also really helps is the Pelvic Bridge.
- Start off on you back with your knees
- Raise your Pelvis off of the ground and tighten your abs and Glutes. Hold for a 3 second count.
- Lower your hips back to the ground and rest for a 3 second count.
- repeat 10-30 times
- To make it a bit more challenging you can straighten one leg while in the bridge position and hold for 3 second count.