Always bend your knees when lifting ‘anything’ and keep your stomach pulled in and hold the item close to you.
Avoid excess weight as this puts a lot of pressure on your spine.
Watch your postures, especially if you sit down a lot. Take regular breaks to walk around and stretch out.
Stay as active as possible, walking and swimming are great for people suffering from back pain.
Try to keep your feet flat on the floor when you are working at a desk.
Only wear high heels for special occasions as they can put a strain on your spine.
Pop a cushion or towel behind your back for long car journeys and make sure you stop for regular breaks.
Keep a healthy weight.
Eat well. We need calcium and vitamin D among other nutrients to keep bones in good shape.
Quit smoking. Studies suggest that smokers are more likely to experience disc problems.
Strengthen your abdominal and back muscles.
Keep the spine flexible with yoga and gentle exercises.
Reduce stress by getting enough sleep, exercise, and practice deep breathing regularly.
If you stand for long periods of time, raise one foot on a box to lessen the strain on your back.
If you work at a computer, adjust your chair so your elbows to wrists are parallel to the floor and the screen is at eye level.