Back pain is one of those things that can impact a large part of your life, especially if you lead a
more active lifestyle.
Without a doubt, this common problem is one of the most frustrating problems you may have.
Nevertheless, there are things you can do to prevent back pain, most of which are related to
certain movement patterns and positions of the body.
In this article, we’ll give you insight on how to prevent and deal with back pain, so without further
ado, let’s get to it!

Keep It Straight…

Unless you want to be The Hunchback of Notre Dame, keeping a good body position (especially
during weight training) is essential to preventing and dealing with back pains
Why? Well, because the majority of back injuries are due to a poor, unfavorable body position
under significant tension.
Lifting heavy things during everyday activities, or simply being in a bad position for a long time,
can progressively damage your spine’s vertebrae.
To further help you understand this, consider the following example.
You went to the grocery to get some water and are going to load your trunk with large water
tubs.
Instead of bending over and lifting the bottles up with a curved back, you hoist them up with a
neutral spine.
How? Well, begin by bending over with a straight back and dipping your hips down, instead of
rounding your spinal column.
Then, use your whole body to lift up the tubs and avoid unfavorable positions of the spine.
Think of it as a squat!

Tips To Prevent Back Pain!

Thought back pain can be excruciating, there are things you can do to prevent and/or deal with
it, if it is already present.
Check out our tips below!

Walk It Off!

Non-strenuous aerobic exercise, such as walking, has been shown to relieve low back pain.
It's simple, free and easy to incorporate into your daily routine, plus, you can practically do it
during any time, in combination with daily chores.
Walk to work instead of taking the bus, go to the store or simply walk your dog!
Walking helps strengthen the muscles that keep the body upright and improves the stability of
the spine.
Though it’s the most common human activity, walking is a powerful back pain-relieving exercise!

Stretch

The back was made to move, so restricting movement can make the pain worse!
Try some simple back stretches to relieve back pain and improve movement.
Remember to move slowly, never force your body to stretch painfully, and use a flat, stable
surface on which to stretch.

Swim

Swimming can be a great exercise to help relieve back pain because it puts virtually no
pressure on your spine and back, as water supports your entire body.
These are the so-called “low-impact” cardio activities, which don’t put stress on your joints and
engage the majority of your muscle groups

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