Dangers of sitting and staying idle too long


    A study said that there’s a link between prolonged sitting and health concerns such as heart disease, cancer, depression, diabetes, and obesity. Despite, being in the comfort of our own homes we can still endanger ourselves for sitting or staying idle for long hours.

    Other than chronic diseases, sitting for too long can also cause some joint and muscle pains like stiff neck and shoulders, since you’re likely hunched over your keyboard endlessly typing. Hip and back pain are also common since sitting can cause your hip flexor muscle to shorten and a poor sitting posture can put tension on your spine.

    John Joseph Ogacion, a Strength & Conditioning Coach, Physical Therapist and Certified Sports Nutritionist, from Sante Fitness Labs (SFL), a premier fitness center that offers holistic training programs, suggests that you find ways to move more often at home like having movement breaks, doing stretching, and finding hobbies or past time activities just to keep yourself moving.

    Doing simple exercises such as the Bed Bug, planks, single leg bridges, and bodyweight squats will help keep the body loose and the blood flowing, which will lead to better sense of well-being and a brighter mood.

    SFL is a premier fitness and sports performance training center that offers holistic training programs, as well as innovative recovery and sports rehabilitation. They are at par with the country’s premium fitness brands with its complete top of the line equipment for cardio, strength, speed, and agility. But unlike other gyms, the difference is in their expert programming and coaching.

    SFL is living up to their tagline, “Home of Champions” as they provide only the best programs to help their customers achieve the best versions of themselves- to be Champions in Sports, an In Life. The same expert on-site services are now available online- Personal Training Program, Lifestyle and Sports Nutrition and Physical Therapy.

    Through SFL’s distinct programming system where baseline assessment and progress monitoring are critical and scientific principles and methods are applied by coaches, you can be assured that you can achieve your goals safely and effectively as everything is well thought of and planned for, whether it’s for jumpstarting your fitness, weight loss, recovering from an injury or training for your sports.