Tao-Well: Work-Well Yoga

Seated Tao-Well Yoga Routine

Apr 22, 2016

 

According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)[i],[ii]  “Sitting too much is a health hazard”. Their findings suggest that too much sitting not only can cause minor muscular stiffness and low back pain[iii], sitting too long “impairs the body’s ability to deposit fat from the blood stream into the body”. This unfortunately is associated with increasing a person’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

 

Data from the America College of Sports Medicine[i]demonstrates a dose-response association between sitting time and mortality from all causes and Cardio Vascular Disease, independent of leisure time physical activity. In addition to the promotion of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and a healthy weight, healthcare practitioners and employers should discourage sitting for extended periods.

What to do? Research validates the importance of implementing a stretching program into the work place

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References:

[i] Katzmarzhk PT, Church TS, Craig CL, Bouchard C. Sitting Time and mortality from all causes, cardiovascular disease, and canvcer. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009 May;41(5):998-1005. Doi 10.1249/MSS.Ob013e3181930355.

[i] http://www.acsm.org/about-acsm/media-room/acsm-in-the-news/2011/08/01/expert-underscores-health-risks-of-sitting-still

[ii] http://www.acsm.org/docs/brochures/reducing-sedentary-behaviors-sitting-less-and-moving-more.pdf

[iii] Beach TA, Parkinson RJ, Stothart JP, Callaghan JP. Effects of prolonged sitting on the passive flexion stiffness of the in vivo lumbar spine. Spine J. 2005 Mar-Apr;5(2):145-54.