We all know the effects that prolonged sitting can have on our bodies. Some studies suggest that extended periods of inactivity can be even more detrimental to your health than smoking. As a physiotherapist, I see the long-term effects sitting causes in my clients’ bodies.
The changes begin subtly — a stiff neck, a mild headache, or a twinge in your lower back. Gradually, the symptoms increase in intensity, until you have a serious amount of pain that stops you in your tracks. This set of exercises is designed specifically to counter the effects of sitting and keep your body in tune.
Performing these exercises daily will help you maintain your spinal alignment, as well as build your core strength. The series should take about five minutes and you should aim to do it twice a day: