Stiff and sore after sitting all day: what can I do about it?


In recent years, the negative effects of sitting have been likened to those of smoking. This is a very serious comparison to make but it also gives an indication of the seriousness of the problem. Sitting itself is not the problem. The duration that we are sitting for and lack of movement are the real concerns.


We don't realise the impact sitting has on our bodies. There is only the slow decline in flexibility, fitness, strength and ability to focus. Often these values aren't measured. The symptom that we do notice after a long day is stiffness. Some feel it in the neck and upper back, while others have it the thighs and buttocks. Perhaps, you are one of the unfortunate few that experiences it throughout your entire body. Hopefully, the following tips can provide everyone with a little relief.