As a seasoned health and wellness practitioner, I have had the privilege of observing various conditions over the years. Through my experience, I have identified a common factor that consistently contributes to discomfort and stiffness in the body: a tight and inflexible pelvis, which subsequently compresses the lower back.

This compression syndrome can lead to degenerative disc disease, facet joint syndrome, and disc protrusion, among other ailments that can strain the entire body.

One of the primary culprits behind these conditions is sitting. Yes, you read that right – something as seemingly innocent as sitting can have profound implications for your physical well-being.
Woman in spotted blouse hunched over in seat holding lower back in pain.
So, what can you do to combat compression syndrome? The first step is simple: get up and move! Taking breaks from prolonged sitting and incorporating gentle stretches can go a long way in mitigating its harmful effects.
Over the years, I have developed a comprehensive program focused on pelvic alignment and mobility. Those who have worked with me have been introduced to these exercises, and I encourage them to continue incorporating them into their routines.In addition to regular movement and exercise, there are a few other steps you can take to take care of your body:

  1. Invest in an adjustable desk that allows you to alternate between sitting and standing positions.
  2. Choose a chair that provides proper support and promotes good posture.
  3. Ensure your workspace adheres to ergonomic principles to minimize strain on your body.

It is disheartening that sitting has become an entrenched habit from an early age, especially with prolonged school hours. Our bodies are designed to be in motion and maintain an upright posture. By prioritizing movement, mobility, and mindful posture, we can pave the way for long-term well-being.

Remember, prevention is the best medicine. Be mindful of taking regular breaks to move and stretch throughout the day. Incorporate exercise into your routine and stay proactive about your posture.

If you have any questions or would like a tune-up, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Your well-being is my priority.

Be happy & be healthy,
Dan Kinney