It’s estimated that 80% of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives. The most common causes of back pain are actually unrelated to injury or illness; back pain usually results from an unhealthy lifestyle, poor posture, or weak core strength. As a result, most back pain can be relieved with exercise, stretching, and practicing good posture.
Exercising regularly will help keep your back healthy and pain-free. Adding stretching, back strengthening, and core exercises to your routine can help prevent back pain. Try a yoga class — it can help with stretching, strength, and posture.
If you sit for extended periods of time throughout the day, use some of these tips to protect your back:
If you lift something heavy, make sure you are doing it correctly. Bend your knees and keep your back straight so your leg muscles do most of the work.