The Advance Bulletin The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body Advance Physical & Aquatic Therapy Back to School (Back to Sitting)
The Benefits from Standing Normalweightkidsburnbetween15-25%morecalories at standing desks. Obese kids burn between 25-35% more calories. Kids are more engaged in a standing classroom. Standing prevents orthopedic degradation & dysfunction including back and neck pain, repetitive stress injuries, pelvic floor dysfunction, and knee & hip disorders. By encouraging our children to stay active and avoid prolonged sitting, we can actually prevent long-termmovement changes and hopefully lower the incidence of low back pain later in life. This Also Applies To Adults We can all take a page out of this book as more and more research proves that sitting is a major factor in the declining health of our country. Today people sit more than ever! Between seated jobs, sitting in front of the TV, driving, using mobile devices and oh yeah sitting to take a rest from all the sitting, sitting is deteriorating our posture, increasing back and hip dysfunction, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease and causing more of us to have poor health in our late stage life which is preventing the elderly from doing the things they love. Our Mission is to help people get back to doing the things they love, naturally, without pain or dysfunction and becoming a better version of themselves then ever before, so lets get on board this school year, get out of our chairs and stand up to poor health.
As our children go back to school this Fall, I wanted to highlight a recent initiative beginning across America called “Stand Up Kids”, aimed at helping keep kids healthier and more engaged at school. In one of the most effective preventative efforts in recent years, the mission of Stand Up Kids is to outfit every public school in America with a stand-up desk to keep our children active, engaged, and healthier into adulthood within the next 10 years. Here are some startling facts concerning our kids inactivity in school: The Frequency of Sitting The average U.S. student is sitting at school an average of 4.5 HOURS A DAY. For kids ages 8-18, an additional 7 HOURS A DAY in front of a screen, regardless of socioeconomic status. By combining all of the sitting our children perform throughout the day, you can see our kids are sitting 85% of their waking hours! No wonder we have one of the highest rates of low back pain as we age. Studies show that even adding on physical activity (gym class, after school sports, etc) to a sedentary lifestyle is not enough to counteract all of the negative effects of sitting.
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