Beat Back Pain

Prevent back aches with these tips.

| June 2018

  • Keep good posture while using the computer to help prevent back and neck problems.
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  • “Health Hacks” by Esme Floyd lets you understand why your body works the way it does, how you can remedy it when it's underperforming and how you can keep it a well-oiled machine all through life.
    Cover courtesy Carlton Books

Health Hacks (Carlton Books, 2016) by Esme Floyd will help you to make small changes that reap really big health benefits. This book has direct remedies for health problems as well as preventative advice on topics ranging from nutrition and fitness to illnesses and stress, This section has tips on how to help prevent and relieve back pain.

Quick-Release Your Back

For a quick back stretch at your desk, place your feet flat on the ground and lean back on your chair so your back arches slightly. Drop your head backwards and then take a few deep breaths.

Destress To Help Your Back

Stress causes muscle tension that can lead to pain, especially in the lower back as the postural support muscles are overworked. Experts estimate that almost a fifth of all back pain is due to stress, so relaxation could be the most important prevention.

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