Have you ever wondered why people are in so much pain today?

It seems like everywhere you turn there is an ad for a pain medication or treatment.

That’s because people today experience significantly more pain and mobility issues than ever before.

Nearly 70-80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their life, and usually it creeps up on them without having sustained any kind of significant injury.

“I was just bending over to pick something up off the floor when my back went out”.

These are the kinds of things people say all the time now and the reason for it has never been more clear.

Our bodies were designed to move and we don’t.

Sitting too much can have a significant impact on the amount of pain people experience and can lead to many health and mobility issues later in life.

A simple remedy for most common back aches is to simply get up and move around.

In fact, even some of the most painful, non life-threatening, back conditions are helped by moving around.

Why is this the case?

Because, our bodies were designed to move. In fact, movement is the best natural anti-inflammatory. It’s also the cheapest.

That’s great, but what about those stuck sitting at a desk all day?

Get up every 30-60 minutes and move around for 5-10 minutes. Try performing as many tasks as possible while standing and certainly don’t sit during your lunch break.

Also, be sure to move around and exercise while at home and if possible walk or bike to work.

Even if you can’t get up and move around at work, trying twisting and bending your back periodically while sitting.

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In health,

Dr. Spenser