Sitting is the new smoking?
Have you heard the phrase, "Sitting is the new smoking?" Not to diminish the benefits of smoking cessation; but bursts of activity throughout the day seem to go a long way toward preventing chronic debilitating diseases as discussed in this brief MBG article, which not only cites scientific evidence but also provides a link to some cheesy (but effective) videos about how to add bursts of activity to your day.
Personally, I do five reps each of lunges, squats, jumping jacks, push-ups, and crunches (it takes about 1-2 minutes) in between patients whenever I get the chance even though I'm lucky enough to belong to a pretty physically active profession. I also get adjusted 1-2 times per week since my job is so physically demanding. What about you? How do you add fitness to your day? Have you found the right chiropractor for you yet?
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Dr. Jaimie L. McCormick
Dr. McCormick is the chiropractor for OM Chiropractic, which is conveniently located in Kansas City's Crossroads District.