In Britain, more of us look after ourselves than ever before: we know what to eat to stay healthy, when to exercise and how to protect our skin. But a surprisingly high percentage of us are still blissfully unaware of the risks associated with bad posture and poor support, and it’s estimated that at some point in our lives, around 80% of us will suffer back pain as a result. Poor posture: the risks Poor posture when sitting, whether for work, at home or in the car, can lead to hip, back and neck pain, joint stiffness, chronic fatigue, headaches, sleeping difficulties and weakened muscles. Your spine and the discs in your back may also become dis-aligned, which can cause permanent damage and the need for long-term physiotherapy. A number of factors can contribute to poor posture without us even knowing it, such as sitting on chairs with no lower back support, perching on stools, slouching on sofas that are too soft to support us or positioning a driving seat too far from the wheel. But because we are less physically active today than we were 50 years ago, and much of our time at work is spent behind a… Read full this story
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