Most of us spend a good portion of our day sitting--at a desk, in class, you know the drill. And there's lots of research showing that the more time we log sitting on our bums, the worse off we are-- like the study that found women who sit for more than six hours a day are 37 percent more likely to die early than women who sit only for three thanks to increased risk of cardiovascular disease. And, uh, early death aside eek! Sitting for too long can also just make your body feel so sore. Ideally, you want to pick your butt off that chair and move it as often as you can during the course of your day standing up every 20 minutes cab make a big difference --and hey, you can even exercise while still sitting!
Beyond Butt Pain: This Is What Sitting All Day Does to Your Butt
Beyond Butt Pain: This Is What Sitting All Day Does to Your Butt | SELF
When you get up every now and then, maybe you notice your tush is a little sore. Or perhaps you've checked yourself out lately and notice a little less perk than you used to have. Well, it's not just your imagination. When you sit for long periods of time, especially with poor posture which, Giordano notes, 90 percent of people are guilty of , your hip flexors tighten up and cause reciprocal inhibition preventing activation of the glutes. Over time, if it goes unchecked, this can lead to chronic pain. Not to mention make those squats feel way harder than they used to.
Why Does My Lower Back Hurt When I Sit and How Can I Relieve the Pain?
Whether you experience it as a sharp, searing pain or a dull ache, lower back pain can be serious business. Four out of five adults experience it at one point or another. Lower back pain is defined as pain in the vertebrae designated L1 through L5 — these comprise the part of the spine that curves inward at the base. A common reason your back may hurt is from bad posture while seated.
When you get up every now and then, maybe you notice your tush is a little sore and your hip flexors a little tight. Well, it's not just your imagination; it's very likely that your butt hurts if you're sitting a lot. If your butt hurts when sitting, these tips are for you. After all, everything is connected.