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Are You Sitting Comfortably? How the Seats You Choose Affect Pain Levels

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Could your comfy couch or luxe recliner be responsible for your body aches and pains? Studies show that people spend about 30% of their lives sitting. Those long hours lounging can lead to fatigue, pain, reduced muscle movement, and premature spinal cord degeneration. But in many cases, it's not sitting that leads to fatigue or pain. It’s the seating we choose. Functionality and comfort can go hand in hand Uncomfortable seats contribute significantly to the neck, back, and shoulder pain because they lack support. Our backs work overtime to help our bodies move, communicate messages to the brain, and keep...

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Prevent Back Injuries In 7 Easy Steps

Posted by Sarah Brooks on

We’ve been told all our lives about the importance of posture – from parents, from teachers, and from doctors. Most of us find it easier to simply ignore their advice, but as it turns out good posture is incredibly important for protecting against injury, especially back pain. Furthermore, there are a myriad of simple posture changes that you can do right now to keep yourself healthy! The point of good posture is to remember that your spine has natural curves meant to support your weight, and working with them is imperative for good back health. 1. Stand Up Straight! The...

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Thumper’s Snow Shoveling Sale is on Now! Save 25% on our Active Back Supports!

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Tired of shoveling snow this Winter Season? Twice a day? Three times a day? 4 times a day? Well you can now relax after your shoveling by receiving 25% off our Flexor Pro and Companion Active back supports! You can minimize disc stresses resulting from prolonged shoveling now by using Thumper's Active Back supports! Take advantage of our 25% off sale by CLICKING HERE! Read a Study on Active Back Support Use in Reducing Fatigue in Office Personnel HERE!

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Which is the Best Reading Posture?

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Ever wonder why your back hurts while reading? Are you struggling to find the best sitting position? Try these few tips to help you. Read below: 1) Sit straight in a not too over comfortable chair and table before you or simple hold the book in your lap (keeping some distance from your eyes) 2) Sufficient lighting from the left side; not behind or in front of you 3) Don't stress your eyes, simply close and open them every few seconds 4) Take 5-10 minute break after an hour of reading and stretch your legs and hands 5) Text must...

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A Study on Active Back Support Use in Reducing Fatigue in Office Personnel

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Dr. Robert Rectenwald D.C., B.C.A.O. as outlined an abstract on his study about Active Back support use in office personnel. Read below to see Dr. Rectenwald's findings! Introduction: The suitability of a work station relative to ergonomics may affect the quality of work produced. Fatigue is a factor that decreases work quality. The support provided by office chairs is a factor in comfort and is possibly a factor in fatigue. The typical office chair has no provision for adjustability to the needs of the individual body type and dimension. The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of...

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