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Discussion on: Most Common Health Problems in IT and How to Prevent Them

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Paul Edworthy

Your article is timely, I just started stretching again. I had developed some knee pain a few years ago. In researching why, I found it can be common for people who sit for hours a day. Essentially your quads and hip flexors can shorten over time (and your hamstrings lengthen), hence the imbalance on the knees. It only took a couple of weeks of stretching and my knee pain was gone. Now I just need to get back in the habit of doing it regularly.