How to prevent back pain?
You can be proactive and decrease the risk of pain in your back, neck and/or shoulders. Here are some useful tips:
- Regular Exercise
Regular movement is good for your back, your brain and your body. It doesn’t have to be a hardcore workout, it can be low impact activities such as a daily walk. Exercise increases strength and endurance in your back, which allows your muscles to function better and to decrease strain on your spine.
- Build a strong body
Strengthen your core with abdominal and back exercises to help create a natural strong corset for your back.
- Maintain a good weight
Try to keep a healthy weight since being overweight puts strains on your back muscles.
- Do not smoke
Research says that smoking increases your risk of lower back pain.
How to use your body properly?
- Stand up in a good position
Don't slouch and try to maintain a neutral pelvic position. Good posture can reduce the stress on your back muscles which could lead to long term back pain. If you have a job where you have to stand for long periods of time, try to place one foot on a low stool to take some of the load off your lower back. Alternate your feet. Our Flexi Posture Brace is a best seller for a reason, it will be your best friend when it comes to improving your posture and maintaining a healthy back alignment habit.
- Sit in a smart position
Use a chair with good lower back support and armrest. Placing our Back Rest Lumbar Support or a pillow in the curve of your back is good to maintain its normal curve. Keep your knees and hips in a neutral position and change your position at least every half-hour.
- Lift smart
If you can, avoid heavy lifting. However, if you must lift, think about keeping your back straight and let your legs do the work. Take many pauses and stretch your back. Our home exercise range are multifunctional products to exercise anywhere and anytime.