Most of us will get back pain from time to time. Here are some easy daily habits to take up to reduce your risk of back pain
Look at your footwear
High heels are often a culprit in back pain. Ladies try to keep them for nights out and special occasions only and wear comfortable supportive shoes day to day.
Many people spend hours sitting at a desk or behind the wheel of a car. Your body is not designed to be inactive and this can cause aches and pains.
If this is you try to reduce the amount of time you spend sitting and schedule in regular breaks. Could you stand up to take that phonecall? If you have an activity tracker like a fitbit you can set it to vibrate to remind you to move every hour.
Look at your posture
Are you slumped behind your desk? Or are you guilty of slumping on the sofa with your laptop on your knee? Stop!
Check this article from the NHS to help you sit better at work At first it will seem strange to sit properly but if you persevere it will get easier.
Work on your core strength
A strong core helps support your spine. Check out this blog post for some exercise suggestions. Even just picking a couple of exercises and carrying them out twice a week should make a difference.
We all know smoking is bad for you! But did you know that smoking increases your risk of back pain by decreasing blood flow to the discs in the spine.
If you smoke this is another reason to stop!
Stop carrying heavy bags
Look at what you are carrying about day to day. If you need to transport heavy items – such as laptops, paperwork etc could you get a wheeled laptop case or a backpack?
Remember to split load evenly on both sides of your body so take two shopping bags and put equal weights in each one and carry one on each arm rather than carrying just on one side.
A few stretches can help ease stiffness and back pain and can be done in a few minutes while watching television or waiting for dinner to cook.
About Relax Therapies
Anna founded Relax Therapies in 2015 and has her own clinic in Birkenhead on the Wirral.
She is a qualified Sports Therapist, member of the FHT (Federation of Holistic Therapists) and a Certified Oncology Massage Therapist.
Anna aims to help people living with chronic pain or health conditions to feel as well as possible and help them get back to normal activity as soon as possible.
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