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New Advice: Don’t Sit Up Straight

The longstanding advice to “sit up straight” has been turned on its head by a new study that suggests leaning back is a much better posture.

A 135-degree body-thigh sitting posture was demonstrated to be the best biomechanical sitting position, as opposed to a 90-degree posture, which most people consider normal,” said study author, Waseem Amir Bashir, a researcher at the University of Alberta Hospital in Canada. “Sitting in a sound anatomic position is essential, since the strain put on the spine and its associated ligaments over time can lead to pain, deformity and chronic illness.” [More]

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November 30, 2006 - Posted by | Health and Wellness, News

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