Sitting and potential back injury. Is there a connection? While most people think of back pain as
resulting from strenuous physical activity, a new study finds that the more time an individual
spends sitting each day at both home and work, the greater their risk for a back injury. In the
study, researchers found that among a group of 201 blue-collar workers, those who spent the
most time sitting on their average day were three times more likely to experience back pain
when compared with those who sit the fewest hours on a given day.
PLOS ONE, March 2015