Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Oh My Aching Back

Do you wake up in the morning with a sore back or have a sore back after a long car ride?  You are not alone.  Many of us have back issues and believe or not it is often caused by lack of exercise or the wrong type of exercise.  One of the best ways to prevent back pain is to build up your stomach muscles.  A strong core can relieve many problems.  You should do back-strengthening and stretching exercises 2 to 3 times a week.
Other tips include standing straight and sitting up straight.  Avoid heavy lifting.  Eat a balanced diet. Remain active.  Losing weight will also relieve strain on your back.
There is more information on this topic on the Government Employees Hospital Association Webpage
Prevent back pain | GEHA

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