Believe it or not, sitting for long periods of time is actually associated with higher mortality rates and health issues. Which means unless you’re intentional about it, your desk job is harming your health.
100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain conditions. The number affected is more than those affected by coronary heart disease, diabetes, and cancer combined!
It’s a syndrome that past generations didn’t have to deal with…”Tech Neck.” Tech Neck refers to a repetitive stress injury, where you have your head hung forward looking down at your mobile electronic device for extended periods of time. We all spend time using our phones, tablets or other hand-held devices, and our necks and spines are paying the price.
Sometimes back pain is the result of an injury, accident or congenital condition, but most of the time it is the result of day to day, repetitive activities like sitting at a computer, lifting or carrying.
Sometimes it doesn’t quite feel like that, does it? Holiday shopping, cooking, wrapping, decorating and traveling can wreak havoc on our backs, necks and spines.
12 tips to avoid back and neck pain around the holidays.
Posture, smoking, degeneration all factors, experts say.