Sedentary lifestyle and back problems:
Inactivity is the leading cause of back problems as it is directly linked to poor posture, lack of healthy movement and even obesity.
Today, office work requires many of us to spend long hours in a seated-or at least static-position. This is especially true for those of us who are required to work with a computer or another related device.
Not only that, but our personal habits also are becoming more and more sedentary. Our modern lifestyles have become very hectic, causing many people to give up on sports and exercise, both essential for proper bodily function.
Exercise and movement are vital for our muscles, as they are meant to be used. Not only has that, but physical exercise helps blood circulate, and reinforces practically all of the body’s functions, protecting the heart, diminishing stress and more.
Furthermore, people are spending more and more time in front of screens (TVs, computers, but also mobile phones). This seated position puts a lot of strain on the cervical spine, mainly due to the head’s positioning.