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Why Prolonged Sitting May Be Worse Than You Think

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With the world rapidly changing, more people than ever are moving their primary work environment home. With the convenience, decreased travel times, and lowered office expenses, has also come a rise in sedentary desk activity… aka sitting!

With research suggesting we are now sitting for 12+ hours a day, up from the 10 hours of our waking time being sedentary, there’s little question that the short and long-term effects of prolonged sitting won’t be good.

Over the past decade, it’s been well documented that extended periods of sitting has negative health consequences, many of them even unexpected, much like the increased risk of developing Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes.

On the surface, negative consequences for spinal health seem to be obvious, but upon closer examination, the effects of prolonged sitting go far beyond simply achy shoulders and headaches.

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The 6 Best Exercises Everyone Can Do

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With gyms, yoga studios and community centers remaining closed across the province, it’s harder than ever to fit exercise into your day.
It’s frustrating without your typical equipment, not to mention having the mental space to just focus on your workout and not be distracted by the kids tearing up the living room, the lunch dishes that need to be done, or the growing pile of work on your makeshift desk…
The good thing is, there’s some simple body-weight exercises that you can do while house-bound.
Here’s the top 6 exercises that virtually anyone can do with no special equipment!
These exercises can be scaled to fit your current level of fitness.  If you’re unsure, send us an email and we’ll help you adapt the movements just for you!

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Top 5 Core Exercises For Your Low Back

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If there’s 1 thing that’s become abundantly clear over the past 6 weeks, it’s how incredibly adaptable we are as humans.

Adaptation is always useful in the short term, allowing us to cope with a ton of stress and survive… but there’s always a cost.
One of our big concerns is that, with an extended break from your regular chiropractic checkups, your core problem may start to resurface.  For some this may mean more pain and discomfort, but for a lot of us, it’s more subtle than that… It’s the slow and steady loss of function that often goes unnoticed.
While there’s no real replacement for your chiropractic checkups, there’s still lots of things you CAN do to protect your spine this spring.

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5 Simple Exercises To Protect Your Spine When You Can’t Get to Your Chiropractor

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We know it’s tough right now for everyone to do things that build and protect their health.

With more sitting, computer time, desk work… our spines are definitely taking a beating.

Now’s a great time to try out those desk-bound exercises we talk about all the time… you know, the ones that you’d like to do, but feel embarrassed to try with all your coworkers watching? 🤣

Now’s your chance to try them out, find the ones that really help you, and lock in the habit so that when you go back to the office, it won’t matter what they say!

And even more importantly, protect your spine, and limit any damage until you can get back to your regular check-up schedule.

Here are 5 simple exercises you can do right now at home to protect your spine.

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