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Can Too Much Sitting Cause My Neck Pain?

Updated: Mar 20, 2023

Your body was NOT designed to sit all day. Slouching increases the forces transmitted through your neck exponentially. When we sit for long periods, the muscles that support our spine start shutting down, making it harder to support our bodies. Then, these muscles and joints can feel stiff and sore.

Don't Be Static Don't Be Uninteresting

The dictionary definition of static is,

lacking in movement, action, or change, especially in a way viewed as undesirable or uninteresting.

Movement creates circulation in both muscles and joints. Sitting still with little movement causes the fluid in our bodies to remain static. The less fluid movement the less circulation and we begin to feel stiff. Our bodies are made of roughly 60% water. We can influence this water and use that fact to our advantage. All the tissues in our neck that include the discs, muscles, tendons, nerves, ligaments and joints need nutrition to be healthy. A big part of that nutrition is water.

The solution is EASY. Set a timer for every 30 minutes to change positions, stand up and walk or even have an "exercise snack". This will keep the blood and fluid moving in the muscles and joints throughout the body and ward off stiffness and soreness before it starts. Turns out it will make you more interesting too!

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