Sunday, April 12, 2015

Busting Back Pain

Our backs just like our bodies change as we grow older and often there is an increase in back pain.  There are many causes of pain and if chronic pain persists it is important to see a doctor.   Moderate exercise is important to keep pain at bay.  Here are some tips from GEHA and NIH for a Healthier Back.
For a healthier back
  • Stay active and maintain a healthy weight. 
  • Stretch before exercise or perform other strenuous physical activity. 
  • Don’t slouch when standing or sitting. 
  • Make sure your work surface is at a comfortable height for you. 
  • Wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes. 
  • If you must lift something heavy, don’t bend over the item; instead, keep your back straight, bend at the knees, and lift by putting the stress on your legs and hips. 
  • Talk with a health care provider to make sure you’re getting enough calcium and vitamin D. 
  • Don’t smoke. 

Read more at: 
 Don't Let Low Back Pain Knock You Flat

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