Gallup of the Week: Are you trying to sit back straight?


Sitting straight with your back is not necessarily the best position for your back and neck, says Helsingin Sanomat thing.

In an Australian study, a team of researchers mapped the usual sitting postures of 17-year-old adolescents. Five years later, 686 young people participated in follow-up at the age of 22.

The results challenge the notion that sitting back straight would be good.

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Those teenage girls who sat in a more upright position later suffered from neck pain more than others.

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The researchers divided the postures into four categories according to how straight the young people sat and how far their necks extended forward.

“In women, more relaxed postures … protected from neck pain compared to direct posture,” the researchers wrote last year in the journal Physical Therapy.

For more relaxed positions, the researchers dropped two positions.

In the first of these, the thorax is lysed and the head reaches forward. It’s the most Kumarin posture – and the young women who sat in this position had the least neck pain at age 22.

Your neck pain protection is also a medium position that is neither lysy nor straight.

Those with a straight back had the most neck pain. Second, those who sat with their chest straight but head straight forward had the most neck pain.

In male participants, postures and neck pain were not related. However, the chest in the lysine and the neck extended forward did not increase the risk of neck pain.

Many scientists question instruction that you should sit with your back straight.

Adopting more comfortable postures, researchers say, is safe.

“Poor posture doesn’t cause back pain,” the professor Peter O’Sullivanin led by an Australian-Irish team of researchers stress In the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

“The position of the spine when sitting, standing or lifting does not predict lower back pain or its continuation.”

However, correcting posture may, according to HS, increase positive emotions and reduce fatigue in depressed people.


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