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Eat This, Not That! Quotes Dr. Williams: Popular Habits That Are Wrecking Your Body, Say Experts


With the pandemic lurching to a long and winding close, you may be ready to leave lockdowns and wanting to take back control of your health. Good idea. Popular things you've done over the last year may have put your body out of shape, and now is the time to reverse the damage. Read on for popular habits that are wrecking your body, according to experts—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You Had COVID And Should Tell Your Doctor.

1. You Might Have Back Spasms Caused by Binge-Watching

"With the pandemic, many people are now watching more TV on their phones, another small device, or a laptop computer. We can take these devices to bed, flop out on a couch, or watch them while en route to work or school," says Neel Anand, MD, professor of orthopaedic surgery and director of spine trauma at Cedars-Sinai Spine Center. "As a result it is affecting our spine health as I am seeing a growing number of patients with back spasms and neck pain."

The Rx: "If you want to avoid the pain and strain on your spine and plan to sit for a long duration of time, make sure you take breaks. It really is that simple," says Dr. Anand. "Stretching every day is an excellent way to prevent back pain and spasms."

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