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Can a Hybrid Sit-Stand Postures Be Better Than Sitting or Standing?

A study conducted earlier this year [1. Are hybrid sit-stand postures a good compromise between sitting and standing?], for the journal of Ergonomics, decided to compare sitting, standing, and perching. The goal was to analyze if hybrid sit-stand postures could prove to be a better compromise between sitting or standing. Some Context Normal human standing [...]

High Level Athletes Appear to Develop Spine Degeneration

Does it come to any surprise that high-level athletes have spine disc degeneration? I found it quite revealing that a paper in BMJ Open Sport and Excercise Medicine [1. Evaluation of spine MRIs in athletes participating in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympic Games ] revealed in a retrospective study that a high number [...]

Sedentary Behavior During Working Hours Leads to Less Activity During Leisure Time

A study involving 210 full-time office workers in the United Kingdom examined levels of sedentary and physical behaviors within and outside of daily working hours and found that most of the subjects spent between 60-68 percent of their working and non-working hours in sedentary postures. Workers spent 71 percent of each workday being sedentary. Workers [...]

Spinal Nerves Above and Below the Intervertebral Disc

Spinal Nerves In a recent publication by one of the world's leading spine researcher, Lotz et al. used some very modern techniques to visualize the nerves above and below the disc. In the paper titled: Innervation of pathologies in the lumbar vertebral end plate and intervertebral disc, these researchers looked at the density and locations [...]