The last we heard, sitting is the new smoking. Evidently, sitting for long hours not only isn’t healthy for the heart but it also messes with our lower back if our posture is bad. Even worse, it can lead to sciatica pain from bulging or slipped discs. Doctors tell us walking is the best followed by standing but for desk-bound working folks, there just isn’t much choice.
For most of us, we simply can’t keep our backs straight when we sit, resulting in slouching, hunching and tired shoulders and back. Here comes BetterBack to the rescue. A Kickstarter project created by Katherine Krug, co-founder of startup Everest, who suffers sciatica pain from long hours in front of the computers, came up with an easy-to-use harness that keeps your back in perfect posture whenever you wear it, while keeping it portable and low-cost.
[perfectpullquote]Small price to pay for a better back[/
If you too have gone through a bout of sciatica pain before, you know how painful it is, how it degrades lives and how important it is to maintain good posture when sitting for long periods. For those who haven’t, save yourself the nightmare and if you haven’t got the moolah for state-of-the-art chairs, here’s an affordable alternative, and it could improve conditions for those who already are suffering from lower back conditions.
BetterBack costs US$49 for the early-bird pledge, and another US$18 to ship to Singapore, a small price to pay to keep your back and shoulders in good shape.Pledge Now