Episode 626:Is Your “Perfect Posture” Causing Your Lowback Pain
[posture advice brought to you by @webpt]
How many times have you heard: Sit up tall!
Our guess is A LOT. And we’re here to tell you that this is NOT exactly the best advice. Now, there are times when small deviations in posture can and will affect your pain and function, however for most that fall into the category of “I have pain after sitting for too long at work”, this isn’t necessarily the best advice, and here’s why.
As humans we are NOT meant to stay still all day. WE ARE MEANT TO MOVE. So sitting has been equated with pain, and maybe rightly so. We have to sit at a desk for 8+ hours a day to “make dat ” and keep food on the table. But we want to stress the point that it’s not actually the sitting that is bad, BUT THE LACK Of MOVEMENT that is so detrimental.
So will sitting in the "ideal perfect posture" for 8 hours straight help you decrease you pain?
But will getting up out of the chair every hour and constantly varying your sitting posture help you decrease your pain?
We believe so. Which is why we want you to take home this quote to heart:
"Your next posture is your best posture"
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