Back Pain is on the Rise

September 27, 2011 Back Pain

Back Pain is on the Rise, but why? Our country is hard working and proud to be educated from the age of 5 and up. Everyday children are told to sit still, students hunch over books, workers sit at their desks for 7 plus hours. Even exercise is decreasing, with children-and adults- more enthusiastic about turning the telly on, playing on the computer or gazing at the games console than playing outside or taking part in physical activities. It’s no surprise then that half of 18-34 year olds frequently suffer from back pain.

Because of Britain’s sitting culture, more and more people are becoming victim to back pain. This constant lack of movement means loss of muscle tone in the lower back, resulting in loss of stability in the spine, creating back pain. This increasing number of sufferers now means that millions of young people are going to spend the rest of their lives living with back pain.

Not only does back pain cause discomfort, it can interfere with daily tasks, your job, your mood and even your sex life. So why do we do this to ourselves? Instead of slumping on the couch playing a football game on the internet, why not actually go outside and play real football? Instead of taking the lift, take the stairs. Leave the car at home, walk to the shop. On your lunch break, stretch your legs, don’t eat at your desk.

It’s the little changes you make to your lifestyle that can make or break a bad back. Don’t take back pain sitting down, stop this unnecessary  rise in bad backs today.

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