Sitting Straight ‘Bad for Backs’

The BBC reports that the conventional wisdom that an upright posture is always best is coming under scientific fire. According to a study conducted by Scottish and Canadian researchers, sitting up straight is not the best position for office workers.

“In this study, the patients assumed three different sitting positions: a slouching position, in which the body is hunched forward as if they were leaning over a desk or a video game console, an upright 90-degree sitting position; and a “relaxed” position where they leaned back at 135 degrees while their feet remained on the floor. The researchers then took measurements of spinal angles and spinal disk height and movement across the different positions.”

To find out the results of their study, check out the original story on their site.

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