Elevated desks help take a stand for healthy living

As quoted from the Pottstown Mercury Newspaper on October 25, 2015, Elevated desks help take a stand for healthy living:

Dr. Jeff Snyder, president of Snyder Family Chiropractic in Upper Providence, said sitting for long periods of time puts a lot of stress on the spine. People that are inactive during their work day, like truck drivers for example, tend to have lower back issues, he said. Snyder said the majority of his patients with desk jobs come in complaining of neck or back pain.

Extensive sitting can also cause something called forward head posture, which is when the head leans forward past the shoulders more than it should. The position has adverse effects on the curve of the neck and spine, Snyder said.

“There’s no question that we are not designed for sitting eight hours a day,” he said adding that people should be up and moving to stay healthy. “There are no doubt benefits to using a standing desk.”

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