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  • Writer's pictureDr. Rory Dopps

Don't Just Sit There! Improve Your Health with Dr. Rory Dopps' Tips

Overland Park Kansas
Dr. Rory Dopps


Prolonged sitting has been linked to numerous health issues, including heart disease, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and even certain cancers. As a chiropractor, Dr. Rory Dopps is dedicated to helping you improve health and overall well-being, which includes reducing the risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle. In this blog post, we'll explore the dangers of excessive sitting, why sitting is considered the new smoking, and share practical tips to help you maintain a more active lifestyle. Plus, find out how scheduling an appointment at Dopps Chiropractic can be your first step towards a healthier future.

The Dangers of Prolonged Sitting:

  • Increased risk of cardiovascular disease

  • Overproduction of insulin leading to diabetes

  • Muscle degeneration, especially in the abdominal and back muscles

  • Tight hips and reduced mobility

  • Poor circulation in the legs leading to varicose veins and blood clots

Why Sitting is the New Smoking:

Just as smoking has been widely recognized as a significant health hazard, prolonged sitting is now being considered as detrimental to our health due to its association with various health issues. Inactivity is as harmful as engaging in harmful habits, and incorporating regular movement into our daily lives is essential for our well-being.

Tips to Combat the Effects of Sitting:

  1. Schedule regular breaks: Stand up, stretch, or take a short walk every 30 minutes to improve blood flow and reduce muscle stiffness.

  2. Practice good posture: Sit up straight with your shoulders back and your feet flat on the floor to maintain proper spinal alignment.

  3. Stretch your hip flexors: Stretch for three minutes per side once a day to improve mobility and reduce tightness.

  4. Incorporate movement into your daily routine: Take advantage of opportunities to walk or engage in physical activity throughout the day.

  5. Consider a standing or adjustable workstation: Alternate between sitting and standing to reduce the negative effects of prolonged sitting.

Call to Action:

Take the first step towards better health by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Rory Dopps at Dopps Chiropractic. Book your appointment online at and start your journey to a healthier, more active lifestyle.


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