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Prevent Back Pain and Other Common Problems by Sitting Correctly

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  • Excessive sitting, often related to using computers and other electronic devices, can cripple your posture and contribute to back pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel, and many other physical problems
  • Numerous studies show that regularly sitting for extended periods of time can shorten your lifespan, even if you exercise
  • Most structural problems, such as those leading to back pain, result from sitting in unnatural positions for extended lengths of time; these can often be prevented by standing up frequently and correcting your body position
  • Mobility expert and physical therapist Kelly Starrett presents some simple tips and body movements to correct your posture and alignment, in five quick steps.

By Dr. Mercola

From smart phones to computers to iPads, our beloved electronic devices are crippling our posture and contributing to weight gain, back pain, and joint problems like carpal tunnel syndrome.


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