Sitting is not benign

Sitting seems to be relaxing. Why is it, then, that long periods of sitting can lead to numbness, tingling and tired legs? Look at the image of the blood vessels, nerves and lymphatic vessels that cross the front of the hip. All of these essential conduits get compressed when we sit. Imagine lightly squeezing a nerve or blood vessel for 8 continuous hours. It stands to reason that, after years of this, our legs don’t feel that great. Stand, move, stretch….whatever it takes throughout your work day to take some of the pressure off of your hips and all of the important vessels involved in sitting.