Do you lead a sedentary or inactive life? This isn’t always an easy question to answer. Long days in the office can creep up on us, injury and illness can slowly make us less mobile, and lifestyle habits can drastically reduce our time spent exercising.

But are these lifestyle choices responsible for the pain and discomfort you feel? The short answer is probably yes, but let’s first look at what determines a sedentary life.

What Is A Sedentary Life?

According to the Australian Government’s Department of Health, sedentary behaviour involves sitting or lying down for extended periods of time. This can include time at work, school, home, when travelling, or during your leisure time. It’s associated with ‘poorer health outcomes, including an increased risk of type 2 diabetes’.

Maintaining optimal health is important to our existence and well being. Without it, we could be faced with common conditions such as headaches, fatigue, back and neck pain, ill health, a higher susceptibility to catching a cold and flu, amongst more serious conditions. Living a sedentary lifestyle can have significant side effects such as, but definitely not limited to:

  • Chronic back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Foot, ankle, knee, hip and back injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Headaches
  • Stiffness
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle atrophy and weakness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Digestion issues
  • Nerve impingement
  • Sciatica
  • Sleeping disorders… the list goes on.

A sedentary lifestyle sucks - literally! It sucks the life out of you and is scientifically proven to be detrimental to your health and wellbeing.

How To Overcome A Sedentary Lifestyle?

The Australian Government’s Department of Health goes on to outline what four types of activities are needed for optimal health, especially for people over 65 years of age.

Exercises that get your heart rate up, increase your strength, improve your flexibility and give you better balance are all recommended for addressing a sedentary lifestyle.

Research has shown that exercise, stretching, resistance training and functional exercises all help to support, reinforce and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Not only will they improve the way you look and feel, they will also make you more functional, whilst improving your strength, agility and flexibility.

Exercises And Programs For Improving A Sedentary Lifestyle?

Following a properly prescribed treatment program with consistent effort, will help you quickly regain good posture, improve core strength and flexibility, and reduce pain and injury.

Medications and some treatments can provide a temporary relief, whilst surgery is a drastic option. At OMC we believe the first point of call should always be a less-intrusive approach that has the potential to provide long term relief from pain, and quickly improve your quality of life.

The OMC addresses issues that arise from a sedentary and inactive lifestyle by incorporating specialised trainers, with state-of-the-art MedX® machines, and functional fitness exercises. This approach helps to build strength, reduce pain, prevent future injury, whilst also increasing power, mobility, flexibility, agility and endurance. We create a unique program of functional exercises that follows your body’s natural movements to ensure you can get moving again at peak condition, whilst reducing your risk and preventing further injury.

How Do MedX Machines Address A Sedentary Lifestyle?

MedX® equipment is scientifically designed to assist professional athletes and medical professionals with rehabilitation and performance optimisation. These machines use proven technology that incorporates many years, and millions of dollars of medically based, independent and university based research. This equipment is designed to increase strength, endurance and range of motion.

MedX machines have been known to help thousands of people reduce or eliminate their back pain whilst increasing function and quality of life.The following links contains 75 Clinically Published Research Medical journal articles that confirm that MedX®'s proprietary technology can materially decrease chronic spine-related pain issues, restore spinal function, reduce or eliminate the need for ongoing care, and improve patients’ quality of life.

If Not Now, When?

Issues stemming from a sedentary lifestyle rarely disappear on their own. If you or someone you know is suffering from any or all of the above conditions and need help to improve your way of life, speak to one of our qualified Instructors today! 

We would love the opportunity to meet you and see how we can be of service and help you achieve your goals to live a more fulfilled lifestyle. Whether it is for pain management and rehabilitation, maintenance of a healthy and active body or to assist with athletic endeavours, our professional trainers will create a tailored program to suit your specific needs.

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