Numbers Don't Lie

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Don't sit up straight !

Your mother's advice to sit up straight in your chair could be a prescription for lower back pain. A new study using new imaging technology reveals that sitting upright with a straight back (90 degree) and thighs parallel to the floor increases the strain on the lumbar discs in the lower back.
In fact it's better to lean back a bit in a chair, even if looks like slouching. The best position is what you get in a La-Z-Boy, 135 degree between back and thighs.
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Source: Chicago Tribune, Nov.28, 2006.

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8 Comments:

Blogger Sicilian said...

Wow. . . . first time ever. . . . science proved mamma wrong. . .
Ciao

6:59 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, this is a surprised information. But it is also useful and everyone should know:)

9:38 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No all chairs should be designed by LazyBoy, Yessss

10:44 AM

 
Blogger Jen said...

I knew comfort had to be good for you!

12:02 PM

 
Blogger mutleythedog said...

wow great news - what a fantastic blog!

3:15 PM

 
Anonymous Wilds said...

Ha! Take that Mom!

3:35 PM

 
Blogger apprentice said...

But she was right about the exercise, before you slouch in the chair, ;)

3:22 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If only my mom woukd believe it......

10:25 AM

 

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