If you are chained to your desk, couch or car seat then you could be suffering from Flaccid Fin Syndrome
Animals held in captivity lose many of their survival functions. Orca whales for example suffer from Flaccid Fin Syndrome caused by a loss in strength of their dorsal fin due to the small swimming areas and the one direction they are forced to swim in.
The same applies to our sedentary lifestyle where chronic inactivity mimics captivity and disuse resulting in many new unique changes in our body that alters the way we interact with our environment.
When reviewing a typical day many people would be surprised at the number of hours they sit or are inactive.
Due to the dramatic changes in our lifestyle over the 40 years the average person now sits for up to 12 hours per day.
With an increase in inactivity levels comes a multitude of new sedentary conditions that are now unique to the new sedentary population.
The digital revolution in particular has created widespread complications not seen in past generations. Our bodies no longer use gravity as it was intended and as a consequence we are now suffering from diseases of affluence or the disuse syndrome making inactivity the 4th biggest killer in today’s society.
This presentation examines the 10 unique complications of inactivity many of which cannot be corrected by a structured fitness program and suggests new physical activity recommendations that challenge many of the old beliefs.