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Q: I get back spasms while sitting at my computer. Help!

Tonya says...
Be aware of your posture, desk and chair height, and positioning. An assessment of your workstation can determine if it is ergonomically sound—it could be the reason for the spasms if your body is holding unnatural positions for extended periods of time, which is what typically happens when working on a computer. Taking breaks from the computer and stretching are musts! Go for a quick walk on your breaks. It will help to refresh your mind as well.

Tonya Rouse Hillenbrand is a certified fitness and nutrition expert, and a former national triathlete and duathlon team member. Send her your health questions here.