What sitting all day does to your booty

If you have a desk job, chances are you’re sitting in your chair for 8+ hours each day. SELF Magazine shares, “While all that excess typing and minimal moving may be good for your career, it’s not all that great for your butt.”

Here’s what happens to your booty from sitting all day according to the professionals:

“When you sit all day, basically what happens is your glutes shut down,” Dan Giordano, D.P.T., C.S.C.S., and co-founder of Bespoke Treatments Physical Therapy, tells SELF. Since your glutes impact your hip movement, pelvis rotation, and pelvic stability, what’s bad for your butt is actually bad for your entire body.

An inactive gluteus tightens hip flexors and curves the spine, throwing off posture and causing back pain.

SELF shares weak glutes can cause pain in other areas of your body and can also seriously interfere with your workouts. Too much sitting can even change the shape of your booty – an anterior pelvic tilt (tight hip flexors) can make your booty appear flatter. So how can we reverse this?

First, adjust your chair properly, check out SELF Magazine’s full article to learn how. Second, regular workouts can help counteract all that sitting. Specifically, “Barre classes that target the hips and glutes are great for anyone who’s sitting all day to fire up those muscles and keep them strong.”

Yet another great benefit of barre – the workout counteracts the 8 hours before class that you are sitting! Have a great hump day knowing you are doing something good for your hump and the rest of your body!

Cheers, Michelle

Michelle Nigro