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How Sitting All Day Is Damaging Your Back And What To Do About It

While millions of people work full-time jobs that require them to sit for extended periods of time, many may not realize just how detrimental sitting all day is for their back. Spending the majority of the day in a seated position can leave your spine stiff, sore, and in pain due to the amount of stress sitting puts on the muscles and discs in the back and neck. While sitting all day may cause damage to the back, there are fortunately simple solutions to ease the pain while healing and reversing the damage. Check out this handy tips now!

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Sitting puts, at least, double the stress on the spine as opposed to standing. And if the body slouches when sitting it increases that pressure even more. Movement is vital to incorporate throughout the day as disks in the spine act as shock absorbers in the body and if the body remains still, these disks do not receive the necessary nutrients they need which lead to tightness and pain. Set a reminder to get up and move around the work environment, at least, every fifteen to thirty minutes. Even standing up and stretching gets the blood flowing throughout the body which reduces stress and pain.

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