The Hazards Of Sitting Too Long: ‘When We’re Sitting, We’re Not Getting The Blood Flow’

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Are you sitting yourself to death? Americans are spending more time sitting in their offices, driving or binge-watching shows.

Billy Childress, a pharmaceutical representative, says he spends almost 75% of his working hours driving his car. He suffers from back and leg pain. “Occasionally I will walk with a limp,” he said.

Billy Childress (CBS 11)

Whether in a driver’s seat, an office cubicle or a couch, these days sitting is what many people do much of the time.

“We sit all day at work, we get up for lunch and go home from work and we watch Netflix,” said Kasey Kruse, physical therapist at Texas Physical Therapy Specialist in Plano.

Kasey Kruse (standing) is a physical therapist (CBS 11)

He says sitting doesn’t mean we are resting. “When we are sitting we are not getting that blood flow, we are not getting that muscle pump in our body,” he…

Original published: 2019-05-15 21:05:16 Read the full Dallas News here

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