Sitting Disease Positive Posture Workshop

Sitting for long periods of time, with poor posture, can increase your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and wreaks havoc on the spine, causing back pain.


  • Stress on the muscles and discs of your back and neck, resulting in tightness of your hip flexors ( iliopsoas muscle)and ischemia (restricted blood flow) of your bottom muscles—the gluteus maximus.

  • Latisimus dorsi is over recruited if your gluteals are weak, which can pull the torso and shoulder out of position causing the shoulder to rotate inwards hence resulting in slouching

Positive Posture Workshops

Reacquainting yourself with the foundations of proper posture and exercise are ways to help mitigate the potential spinal damage of sitting all day at work

The glutes are an important stabiliser of the spine.if weak can make your hip flexors tight, making it harder for your pelvis to rotate.

Over time, this compromises the ability of the glutes to activate properly, leading to a condition called Gluteal Amnesia (dead butt)

When your glutes can't do their job, other muscles in your body have to work harder, which ultimately can overwork them, leading to poor body alignment and aches. inhibited mobility in this area can cause compression and pain in the lower back


Focus on strengthening the posterior part of your body— back, glutes, and hamstrings—while stretching the anterior (front) muscles such as your hip flexors, pelvis, and chest will help counteract the tightness that occurs when you're in a seated position.

Positive Posture Workshops

Sandy Donnelly