Personal Training for the Sedentary Office Worker
  • Personal Training for the Sedentary Office Worker
    No training program can completely eliminate the risk of cardiovascular disease or low back pain, but some steps can be taken to decrease the likelihood of being afflicted by either.
  • personal training for sedentary office worker

    Most people in the United States reported in 2014 that they were not meeting all of the current federal physical activity guidelines. It is well documented that a sedentary lifestyle, like that of a typical office worker, can contribute to a number of negative health consequences such as cardiovascular disease and low back pain. There is not substantial proof that a sedentary lifestyle by itself causes low back pain; however, there is research that shows that a high percentage of sedentary office workers suffer from low back pain. The personal trainer can play an important role in preventing some of these negative effects by being aware of health concerns and taking systematic action to prevent them from occurring.

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  • Ryan McClure

    About the Author:

    Ryan McClure, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

    Ryan McClure is a Fitness Representative and Personal Trainer at Chesapeake Energy Corporation in Oklahoma City, OK, where he works with youth and adult populations to enhance health, fitness, and strength and conditioning. Previously, McClure was the Supervisor and a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Youth Performance, a facility for elementary school, middle school, and high school athletes. In his three and a half years at Youth Performance, McClure worked with numerous state champions and athletes who went on to play collegiate sports. He can be reached for questions or comments at ryan@ youthperformance.net.

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  • Bryan Jackson

    About the Author:

    Bryan Jackson, MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, USAW

    Bryan Jackson holds a Master’s degree in Wellness Management – Exercise Science from the University of Central Oklahoma. He has worked in corporate fitness at Chesapeake Energy Corporation for over 10 years and is currently a supervisor and personal trainer, working with individuals of all ages and abilities including youth, senior adults, and special needs population. He is passionate about helping others develop lifelong strategies they can use to make health and fitness a part of their daily life. He can be reached for questions or comments at bryan.jackson@chk.com.

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