According to our London chiropractor, sitting down for prolonged periods of time is one of the worst things you can do for your spine. The reason for this is that sitting puts your body in a static posture that increases stress on the back, shoulders, arms and legs.
No matter how comfortable your chair may be, prolonged static posture is seriously bad news for the spine and a major contributor to back pain and muscle strain.
To avoid keeping your back in one position for too long, remember to stand, stretch and walk for at least a minute or two every half hour. Even a quick stretch or some minimal movement, such as walking around your office desk or to the bathroom, will help. The more you move, the more your blood will bring important nutrients to your spinal structures.
Don’t sit on a ticking time bomb for back pain!