Study: Sitting Up Straight Hurts Your Back

Study: Sitting Up Straight Hurts Your Back

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A study conducted by Scottish researchers has found that sitting upright with a straight back and thighs parallel to the floor increases the strain on lumbar discs in the lower back. "Really the best position is what you get in a La-Z-Boy, although that wouldn't work well for someone using a computer," said Dr. Waseem Amir Bashir, who led the study conducted at Woodend Hospital in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Your mother's advice to sit up straight in your chair could be a prescription for lower back pain.

Scottish researchers said Monday in Chicago that a look at the spine with new imaging technology reveals how sitting upright with a straight back and thighs parallel to the floor increases the strain on lumbar discs in the lower back.

In fact it's better to lean back a bit in a chair, even if looks like slouching.


More on: http://www.technewsworld.com/rsstory/54446.html



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