A story by the Wall Street Journal goes one step further to prove your mother right when she told you to stop slouching and sit up straight. As the article says, “Good posture means aligning ears over the shoulders, shoulders over hips, and hips over the knees and ankles”. In an interesting turn, this goes against advice we uncovered in another article from the BBC.

It goes on to say that “there’s growing evidence that good posture contributes to a range of health benefits, from reducing back and joint pain to boosting mood. Health-care practitioners from physical therapists to surgeons to psychologists increasingly take posture into account when evaluating patients, and offer tips and tools for improvement.”

Apparently the way you sit can affect the rest of your life as well, with ripple-effects reaching far beyond your time at the office. As we sit for longer and longer periods at work, and lead more sedentary lifestyles generally, lower back pain is no longer just a problem for “Baby Boomers”. Read the whole story on their website, then check out our shop and specifically The Original BackThing, which was designed by a former neurosurgeon to provide relief from lower back pain at home and at the office.

Story from The Wall Street Journal: © Dow Jones & Company, Inc.