Friday, June 24, 2011

Yet Another Article on Sitting and Back Pain

One more article from the NYT about how injurious sitting is for health to add to my list on the topic

Great advice is given, although I would mention that physical therapists aren't the only people who can teach exercises to improve your posture and prevent potential back pain. Likewise with Pilates, which is mentioned as good form of training to build core strength. Pilates is excellent for that but I believe has the limitation of being based on exercises done while lying down.

A good training program includes exercises to compensate for the clients habits and problems. It should also go beyond that to enable the client to excel at all of life's physical challenges, and reap all the rewards of excellent fitness.


Sit Up Straight. Your Back Will Thank You.
By LESLEY ALDERMAN
Published: June 24, 2011

Maintaining good posture not only helps you look better (there’s a reason inept people are called slouches), it improves muscle tone, makes breathing easier and is one of the best ways to stave off back and neck pain, not to mention the dreaded dowager’s hump of old age