How Sitting Is KILLING Your Back & Body

How many hours a day do you sit? Learn how sitting affects your health and find out how to counter the dangers of sitting.

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0:00 Introduction: Dangers of sitting
0:25 Understanding fitness
1:40 Sedentary lifestyle
2:27 How sitting affects your body
5:40 What to do if you have to sit for long periods
14:06 Check out my Stress Playlist to learn more about countering stress

Today, we’re going to talk about sitting and what it’s doing to your fitness level.

Fitness makes up just one part of your health. You also have your diet, supplements, and sleep. But you can’t get fit without motion—without exercise.

Fitness is an enhanced capacity to survive and adapt to your environment. It’s an extra tool to help you buffer stress more easily, increase flexibility and strength, and look and feel better.

On the flip side, a sedentary lifestyle is associated with stress and disease. Sitting for long periods can affect your entire body. If you’re sitting in front of a screen for long periods, your risk for certain health issues goes up even more.

How to support your health if you have to sit for long periods:
• Take frequent breaks and stretch or exercise
• Use lumbar support while driving and a lumbar support device to stretch the lower back before bed
• Get a comfortable office chair and continue to move your body as you sit
• Get into a hobby that involves motion
• Go for long walks and get sunshine
• Get something to block the blue light from your computer screen
• Get more exercise—try yoga or pilates
• Be more aware of EMFs and distance yourself from them
• Try a treadmill desk or standing desk

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis and intermittent fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals®. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! Try these tips to support your health if you have to sit for long periods. I’ll see you in the next video.

Dave McKinnon

  • @atn121398 says:

    You’re honestly going to be what saves my life

  • @user-my3eu2hu1e says:

    Excellent information❣️
    Moving forward in your 2024, I will be mindful and implement suggested strategies and other exercise activities that I enjoy!

  • @alycep.5886 says:

    So true. Thank you Dr. Berg!

  • @sarahm3614 says:

    I did the same thing with the pool noodle from the dollar store about a year ago. That alone in my recliner took away my back pain. I sometimes lay down and put the flattened one under my lower back. It adjusts my spine after a long day of bending and physically working.

  • @z-mane1438 says:

    This man got me walking in the dark for no reason

  • @88ST3V307 says:

    I spent a HELL of a lot of time during the lockdowns sitting down. I was about 32 years old at the time and i used to sieze up!

    My back would be in absolute agony!
    When we eventually started going back to work again, there were times it would hurt to even stand up!

    and these back pains even spread down to my legs!

    Luckily over time, i’ve got much better!

    But, indeed, know this, people… bad posture and spending massive amounts of time sat down is DETRIMENTAL to your well-being!

  • @a.williams45 says:

    Thank you for all your continuous educational content and support, Dr Berg 🙏🏻

  • @thedecalisthub says:

    Wow. Dr Berg’s delivery is engaging and entertaining, making it easy to digest all the valuable information. The way he breaks down the sedentary lifestyle and its impact on our health is eye-opening. I never thought sitting could be so detrimental to my fitness level, but he made a compelling case.The strategies he suggests, from frequent breaks to creative stretches with a mobility stick, are not only practical but delivered with a dose of common sense. And who knew about the dangers of blue light from screens? Game-changer. This video is a must-watch for anyone chained to a desk or guilty of too much screen time. I’m definitely going to implement some of these tips, and maybe invest in a rocking chair for my office, too! Kudos Dr Berg for making a potentially dry topic so entertaining and enlightening.

  • @verovino5029 says:

    I had lumbar surgery several years ago and I can’t sit longer than 30 mins. Walking more than 2 miles during my lunch hour helps much. I also enjoy walking my dogs and husband.

  • @saveyourselves5923 says:

    Before I got M.E, I practiced yoga everyday and it was instrumental in reversing my sway back, particularly camel and bridge poses, deep squats and diamond pose. I can’t do these now, but I used to be able to squat for hours 😢. If you look at many indigenous folks, they don’t use chairs. They squat or sit cross legged. I believe chairs are unnatural. Where in nature do you find a chair?? Babies naturally squat or sit in diamond pose from the time they learn to sit up and stand, and it’s slowly forced out of them as we stuff them into unnatural seating positions. Humans are meant to squat.

  • @joannbedolla1613 says:

    I really enjoyed this video. I have this thing for my neck that a chiropractor gave me a few yeara ago. I also use a foam roller. Along with weights and yoga. Im far from perfect but your videos help me stay consistent.
    Thank you for always encouraging us. You’re the best Dr. B 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

  • @richardl3365 says:

    Would love to see more videos on this topic. That was just what I needed to hear, going outside now for a walk in the winter sun.

  • @annajacob7981 says:

    Dr Berg’s tips to interrupt endless sitting, help spine & improve health:
    -Frequent breaks
    -Move while sitting
    -Reverse posture
    -Yoga breaks
    -Playtime body stretches
    -Lumbar support for car
    -Walking breaks
    -Reduce blue light & EMF (electromagnetic fields) exposure
    -Alternate use of podium or standing desk

    BOTTOM LINE: Remember to move. Set hourly alarm to get up off your butt, even if just for one minute. Exercise matters.

  • @texasbounce says:

    What do you think about sleeping on your stomach to reverse your lower back posture? I had a great chiropractor who showed me how to sleep on my stomach without hurting my neck. But later, another chiropractor told me sleeping on my stomach is terrible for the back. So now I’m just confused.

  • @AO_9 says:

    Definitely an important topic! I’ve been a long time user of standing desks and sitting in general. My experience is that the static compression of the spine is the worst, that is why I now prefer leaning chairs or even just laying on the sofa instead of sitting upright. Also compound exercises like deadlifts are essential!

  • @nevastrong2850 says:

    I’ve started walking 5 miles a day along with other various workouts (yoga, running, yardwork) I was shocked seeing my posture in my shadow. I had zero idea how far I leaned forward and slouching shoulders. I have improved my posture greatly, which has helped me loosen my neck & stronger legs at 50+! Thank you 🙏🏻 Dr Berg!

  • @Somaticrevolution says:

    Really appreciate all the wisdom Dr. Berg. I am watching your videos and it is making a big difference in my life. Gratitude!

  • @jameshenderson7452 says:

    I sit all day looking at two monitors for work and on rotations I will do sets of pushups every hour on the hour regularly knocking out 300-400 pushups in a day. Great advice!!

  • @zeeshanafzal5082 says:

    Hi Dr Berg I love all your contents and continuous learning skills related to lower back pain. Honestly it works . Thanks and God bless you

  • @zitapatockova7182 says:

    Thank you dr.Berg for sharing your knowledge with us.
    Very grateful ❤

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