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Lounging Poolside May Hurt Your Spine

When you go on vacation, you get away from the everyday facets of life that can take their toll on your body, like sitting in an uncomfortable office chair.  But lounging on the beach can take a toll in a different way, as noted in a new article out of Delaware.

In it, a physical therapist points out how detrimental something as seemingly benign as a beach chair can be to spine health.  Think about how the average beach chair is set up.  It’s barely off the ground, and the slats can collapse when any amount of weight is put on it.  This can cause the kind of slumping that can wreak havoc on a person’s back, and after a little while, people may find it nearly impossible to be comfortable.

One of the most important things you can do to keep from exacerbating an injury is to simply not lie or sit on a beach chair for a prolonged period of time.  While it might be acceptable to lounge for a short amount of time while sipping a drink, you want to get up regularly to let your back stretch.  The pool or ocean that is just steps away can help, loosening up those muscles that might get too tight if you sit down in a chair for too much time.

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