Think about how many hours of your life have been spent sitting in chairs. The number is surely staggering. Millions of people are sitting in badly designed chairs or in a position that can cause chronic back pain and undue suffering. Ergonomics is about designing for our physiology. Whether you are buying an ergonomic chair to support your back or taking steps to improve your posture, knowing proper techniques and proper chair design will help you improve your back's health.

Parents of children who walk to from and around school carrying heavily loaded backpacks can follow a few guidelines to help prevent their children from experiencing back pain.

Not maintaining good posture and adequate back support stresses the spine, which can lead to back pain from problems with muscles, nerves, discs and joints.
Protecting the spine by doing regular posture checks, using extra back support and neck pillows, and staying active throughout the day can help prevent neck or back pain while traveling.

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