Sitting and How We Continue to Hurt Our Backs

It sounds a bit silly, but when you understand what to look for it turns out that sitting down can be one of the most dangerous things you can do for your back.

How you sit is a function of the chairs you sit in (including your car!), the height of the chair and table or work surfaces, the activity you do while sitting and the way you sit.

Some of this is certainly habitual – the way we sit and how we hold our bodies – but the chairs we use can also affect how we sit, how comfortable we are in any given position and how much strain we put on our back muscles and ligaments.

Most people tend to sit with bad posture more often than not. It’s not their fault, since their muscles weren’t trained from childhood to sit with perfect posture and their muscles have been trained to sit with poor posture for years. And the only time they sit up straight is when they remember to (sound familiar?) – it’s just darn hard work unless the furniture and seating we use makes it easy.

There are simple things you can do to remedy this and several things you can look out for to identify which chairs and seats can potentially cause you problems. Here is an excellent video that shows you what to look for and how to remedy bad seating.

Click here now to watch it.

Most folks need multiple types of treatments to find lasting relief and the last thing you want to do is undo everything you’ve accomplished every time you sit down.

Click here now to watch it.

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