Can Your Sedentary Job Lead to Workout Injuries?
by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute
Tid Bits of Info.
- An “office” worker sits for an average of 10 – 12 hours per day.
- 45-54-year-old people are the age group that spends the most time looking at a screen during the day.
- Every year, greater than 3 million people die due to inactivity-related conditions.
- Sitting disease: term used to describe the ill effects of a sedentary lifestyle.
- If you injure yourself during your workout, seek treatment from a Physical Therapist.
A typical day at the office could lead injuries at the gym. If you sit at a computer most of the day, you could be at risk. Reports indicate that people who work in an office sit for about 10 – 12 hours per day, including 8.5 hours staring at a screen of some kind. Unfortunately, most people develop a pattern of poor posture during the workday causing weakness and tissue imbalances. Later in the day, these musculoskeletal system problems can be exacerbated by a workout if the incorrect form or exercise is performed during an exercise routine.
Improper form during exercise can lead to injury in almost any part of the body. If you are unsure about how to do an activity, seek the advice and treatment of a Physical Therapist or Personal Trainer. These healthcare professionals can develop a program and implement it in a way that will minimize the possibility of causing an injury. They can make sure that the all body parts are protected and addressed during the routine. The exercise routine should encompass the entire body and include strengthening, flexibility and cardiovascular exercises. Some of the most common injuries effect the major joints of the body, including the foot/ankle, knee, low back, shoulder and neck. Read more at ACE Physical Therapy: http://www.ace-pt.org/2017/11/30/ace-physical-therapy-and-sports-medicine-institute-can-your-sedentary-job-lead-to-workout-injuries/