The Subway vs. My Back
November 20, 2009 2:29 PM Subscribe
Is the subway causing my body to hurt?
posted by airguitar2 to health & fitness (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've been riding the NYC subway twice a day for the last few months, and I'm noticing an overall body/back ache that I haven't felt before. I've looked around for research on this, but all I can find is a study showing that a test group of subway operators suffer more back and neck pain than a control group. Apparently total-body-vibration is not such a good thing in large doses.
Is the subway causing minute but detectable bodily injury?
Have others noticed this?
What can I do about it, other than walk three hours to work every day?
(It's also possible that my teaching job, what with its stress and being on my feet all day, is also contributing.)