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Has sitting replaced smoking as the disease of our generation?

Has sitting replaced smoking as the disease of our generation?

Thanks Dr. Elisa Yip for sharing this week’s great article titled “Sitting Is the Smoking of Our Generation“.  Even if you don’t feel like you sit a lot, we think you will find it an interesting read.  As we all become more sedentary, this is such an important topic and this article contains valuable points worth remembering for everyone.  So here’s a taster:

“As we work, we sit more than we do anything else. We’re averaging 9.3 hours a day, compared to 7.7 hours of sleeping. Sitting is so prevalent and so pervasive that we don’t even question how much we’re doing it. And, everyone else is doing it also, so it doesn’t even occur to us that it’s not okay. In that way, I’ve come to see that sitting is the smoking of our generation.”

Click here to read the article in full and find out more about how sitting for long periods can negatively impact your health, as well as the one thing that the author of the article changed in her daily routine to help combat the problem.  It’s a great read!

Please contact our Mill Park osteopath clinic on 9437 9555 if you would like to discuss any aspect of your health or concerns with one of our practitioners, or visit our websiteDr. Elisa Yip, who shared the article is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine / Acupuncturist, graduating from RMIT in 2006.  Dr. Yip has an insatiable thirst for learning and she likes keeping her brain cells dancing by reading in Chinese and English, and her body alive through Martial Arts.  She also loves walking in nature, so she’d be the perfect practitioner to see if you plan to improve your health and exercise levels but simply don’t know where to start!

This week we share a different type of recipe with you.  We’re pretty sure that the parents who are struggling to keep their children entertained these school holidays are going to love this one : kinetic sand.

Click here for step-by-step instructions and photos on what is required.  This will keep the kids (and possibly the adults) entertained for hours!  It also lasts for ages if stored correctly, so is well worth the effort.

Don’t forget to check out Terri Batsakis’ book “Unleash the Best Version of You” next time you are in the clinic – maybe this can be your inspiration to move a little more if you are feeling that your lifestyle is becoming a bit too sedentary?  To read more about this Mill Park mum’s new book simply click on one of the links in last week’s blog (click to read) or (click to read).

Have a great week and please “like us” on Facebook or share our communications with people you feel will benefit from receiving them.
Yours In Optimum Health
Dr. Dina Culcasi
Clinic Manager, Owner & Osteopath

The advice/information contained in this blog is intended to be of a general nature and should under no circumstances be substituted for medical advice from your health care provider.  We strongly recommend you seek individual medical advice should you require it.