Sitting is the New Smoking and is the Biggest Cause of Back Pain

So I was watching a basketball over the weekend, sitting on the bleachers. And I overheard a mom complaining that her back hurts. And then she stood up, walked away and watched another game.

This is actually the most common complaint we’ve heard at CORE. Let’s talk about what are the biggest causes of back pain.

Sitting in fact is the biggest cause of a backache.  Sitting is the new smoking.

If somebody sits more than six hours a day it would actually equal to smoking one pack of cigarettes. Did you know that more calories per hour are burnt chewing gum than sitting.

Westlake moms sit at least 8 hours a day. Also sitting weakens your bones, your muscles and your mood. No good.

Some tips on sitting less.  Park further away. Choose the stairs over the elevators and remember to take frequent walking breaks.

I am Andy Tseng, Physical therapist at CORE Therapy and Pilates.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us at 512-215-4227. We look forward to hearing from you. Have a great day

We help people in Austin stay active, fit and moving away from pain pills and surgery. To a healthy lifestyle.

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Call 512 215 4227 to learn more about CORE Therapy and Pilates in Austin, Texas.

Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapist at CORE Therapy and Pilates
Andy is passionate about providing a holistic approach to help people in Austin stay active and fit. He has a special interest in helping musicians perform more freely and comfortably. To better serve his patients, he acquired his manual therapy certification (MTC) through USAHS in 2018, and he is in the process of becoming a certified hand therapist. He also completed his Comprehensive Pilates and pre-/post-natal training through Core Pilates NYC, and became a certified classical Pilates instructor in 2019.