Repetitive Driving Injuries

Driving Doesn't Have To Be A Pain!

If you find yourself stiff and cranky after driving just 15 minutes you are not alone. 8 out of 10 drivers suffer from Repetitive Driving Injuries, according to a study by Ergonomic expert Professor Mark Porter of Loughborough University. The five most common RDI’s are foot cramps, lumbar/lower back pain, stiff neck, side ache, and headache/eye strain. His findings show that 65% of drivers in the study reported having low back trouble, 43% neck trouble and 40% shoulder trouble. Sound familiar?

 

Drivers experience these symptoms after 22 miles, according to Professor Porter. With the average US commute at least 24 minutes, according to nationwide census information, many American drivers are at risk of the same injuries. You don’t have to be one of them.

 

By identifying what your driving style is, you can learn how to adjust your car seat to reduce the incidence of RDI’s. Drivetime Yoga's Ergonomic adjustments and low back pain exercises will help you avoid those symptoms. By adding simple Yoga poses and Yoga exercises to your drive, you’ll feel more energized and recover more quickly from commuter fatigue. You'll leave road rage in the dust after practicing yoga in your car and using the suggested breathing techniques. Yoga exercises are a great, anti-aging way for getting more healthy and for stress relief. Now you can get these benefits even in stressful situations like being stuck in gridlock on your commute.

 

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