To Fix Your Back Pain, Change the Way You Sit

“Most people in the U.S. — even children — are sitting in one particular way that’s stressing their backs. You might not realize you’re doing it. But it’s super easy to see in other people.”

There’s a common belief we spend too much time sitting at desks and that’s the root of all sorts of health problems including back pain.

But NPR points to experts who believe the bigger problem may be how we sit and suggests changing the way you sit can heal your back pain.

Most people curve their back into a C-shape as they sit which is bad for their spine. Instead, learn to “straighten out your C.”

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