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What Are the Dangers of Sitting Too Much?

Dr. Uche Odiatu
General Dentist, Toronto

Ergonomics experts have known for many years that sitting too much is not good for the body, in particular the lower back. Which may explain why up to 80% of adults will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime.

But what about links between excessive sitting and other more significant illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and dementia? Is sitting down for long periods really that bad for your health? Recent studies suggest it is now responsible for more deaths in North America than smoking.

In this episode of CDA Oasis Live, Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks CDA, talks to Dr. Uche Odiatu about the consequences of sitting too much in the workplace. The General Dentist and Certified Fitness Instructor from Toronto highlights the key risk factors and offers practical tips for dentists on how they can stay mobile in the dental office.

“Many dentists believe they are only productive when they are sitting down with the handpiece in their hand. No one ever thinks they can be productive when standing with the handpiece in their hand.”

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Until next time!
CDA Oasis Team

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