Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sitting up straight is bad for you?!?

Talk about turning conventional wisdom on its head — researchers in Scotland are claiming that sitting up straight places excessive strain on the lower back, and that the ideal sitting position is leaning slightly back.

What they should have added, however, is that when leaning back, it's important to keep your neck straight, too. For this, a chair with a headrest is highly recommended — especially if you can get your boss to pay for it.

[What about us, Monk? —Your faithful employees.] What's the matter? You don't like those new chairs I got you?

The guy on the right is setting himself up for neck problems.

—Mellow Monk

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