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Sitting is the new Smoking

Summary

“Sitting is more dangerous than smoking, kills more people than HIV and is more treacherous than parachuting. We are sitting ourselves to death.” ~Dr. Levine. 

Average person sits up to 6-8 hours per day. When you sit you aren’t using any energy like you do when standing or in movement. Today we tend to sit all day based on our jobs, schooling, and when we are home relaxing or enjoying watching TV. We sit when we eat, not to mention we have to continue to sit while we drive from place to place. We are truly sitting ourselves to death. Research has been proving that sitting can connect to a lot of our problems. Like cancer, obesity, and pain/chronic injury. Even if you are exercising 6 days a week for over 30 minutes. It’s still not enough. There are many factors into going the question as of why sitting is so bad for you. The first is the way you are sitting. 80% of america population have poor posture and it effects gravely on your body. Due to poor posture it gives up to 85% americans having lower back pain and neck pain. The pain is increased by your posture and how much we are sitting with that bad posture. (need info on how to add postural functions with correct alignment etc). Another factor that goes into posture is gravity. If you have poor posture when sitting gravity will add to your posture pulling your body down even further making your posture alignment worse. 

 

Cause

We are constantly sitting, whether its for our job, driving, entertainment, eating, relaxing. We are also not moving as much as we need to. With little movement even with exercise can cause and add to injuries and create new injuries. Low back is the weakest point in the human body. We allow our low back to stop us from more movement and that’s when our body becomes stuck. Stuck by sitting for hours in our poor posture and muscles and fascia tissue crystalize and create chronic injuries.

Effects

The risks of sitting for long period of times all the time is like the risks of dying posed by obesity and smoking. Due increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels it will increase from sitting everyday for longer than 8 hours a day. Many side effects that increase your chance with dangerous health such as Weakness in your body, higher chances diabetes, obesity, DVT. Even if you do exercise sitting for so long will completely undo everything you just did prior to the workout. Not to mention toll on your mental health, it will increase higher chances of anxiety and depression.

Treatment

Tips on sitting and how we can further fix to make it not so toxic, treatment plan. 

Jon from Ogden Utah Testimonial

Working with Structura Body Therapies has been a life-changing experience. They are not only extremely skilled in their practice, but are very educational. I noticed a big difference after the first visit

John
Ogden, UT

Jessica from Ogden, UT Testimonial

Structura has truly helped me so much! It was a long road to recovery, but I skipped the surgeries and was able to naturally heal over time. I continue to go on a regular basis for maintenance now. This is an amazing way to stay in top performance and learn about mobility and movement.

Susan from Neveda Testimonial

I was in a car accident and hurt my neck and low back. I came into Structura Body Therapies and they helped me get rid of the pain I was having. I would recommend to anyone that has been in an accident to come in and get some bodywork done from Structura!

Annie from Layton, UT Testimonial

I’ve been able to get my life back thanks to the therapists at Structura. Taylor and Skye were amazing at listening and critically thinking. They were both very professional. I had dealt with 1.5 years of debilitating pain in my lower back and shooting pain down my legs. After physical therapy, multiple steroid shots, and mediations to deal with the pain I heard about Structura. Thanks to these amazing people I can sleep through the night, enjoy activities I love, and play with my kids. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing more than a relaxing massage.

Tiffany from West Valley, UT Testimonial

I was having some lower back pain and and they’re deep tissue massage helped me feel better. The therapist was really nice and I felt amazing after the 60-minute session. I would highly recommend anyone with back pain to go to them. -Tiffany

Pamela from Utah Testimonial

I was afraid to try Structura because I heard the therapy might be painful. But it was going into months and months with plantar fasciitis and not being able to walk without limping and waddling. That was painful too. Through the therapy sessions, I found that I was twisted and seized up all over. I’m not sure when the fasciitis actually completely healed, but it did 100%. The therapy was a little painful, but nothing like the pain of months of fasciitis and years of waddling. At 58 years old, I can finally move my legs again so I can walk normally and start exercising.

Kellie from Hooper, UT Testimonial

I am running again! Less than a year ago, I had a doctor, physical therapist, and a chiropractor all tell me I needed to stop running because of constant back and neck pain, along with ankle and groin injuries. Well, they were wrong! Because of Stuctura Body Therapies, in the last 2 months, I have ran a half marathon, a 5K, and I am continuing to run 3 times a week. The 10-week Structural Integration program, and continued maintenance, have been a true blessing for me. The therapists and staff at Structura are the best, and are professional and caring. So grateful to have found this amazing technique.

Lisa from Layton, UT Testimonial

I felt so good after each of the 10 sessions of Structural Integration. Parts of my body that bothered me before the session felt so much better after being worked on. My knees that hurt before, didn’t bother me after being worked on.

Nick from Kaysville, UT Testimonial

 

I was in a car accident and hurt my neck and low back. I came into Structura Body Therapies and they helped me get rid of the pain I was having. I would recommend to anyone that has been in an accident to come in and get some bodywork done from Structura!

Debra Testimonial

The people are friendly, and make you feel at ease. They are very professional, and I saw results fast. I am thankful that there is hope to take away my pain, which I have lived with for so long. I would highly recommend Structura to anyone.

Kaylee from North Ogden, UT Testimonial

I was experiencing a lot of knee pain after having surgery for a torn ACL. Months of physical therapy and a 2nd knee surgery didn’t help the pain and issues I was having. I was ready to just live with the pain but I decided to give Structura’s therapy a try. It has helped my knee tremendously! My knee pain is gone and my range of motion is back! So happy I found this therapy! If you are experiencing pain that your doctors can’t figure out, I would highly recommend Structura’s therapy!

J. Sanchez from Clearfield, UT Testimonial

I was introduced to Structura Body Therapies by a family member.  I have suffered from chronic pain for the past 9 years and the source of the pain was finally diagnosed. I started coming to Structura to see how their therapies could help me before, between, and after the two hip surgeries I would need to correct the source of my pain. I cannot express enough how pleased I am with the results of the therapy thus far!  I recently had the first surgery and the therapies from Structura Body Therapies have cut my healing time by 4 weeks! I am looking very forward to completing my next surgery and then starting the Structural Integration program with Structura.

Jeannie from Clearfield, UT Testimonial

I am a 62 year old female. For several years, I have become less flexible and stiff. I was introduced to Structura and finished the 10 weekly sessions of Structural Integration. They are very professional and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Structura Body Therapies’ therapy.

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