This week, we present 18 pointers which will help you to wage your war to stop back pain
- Roughly 8 out of 10 people suffer from back pain at some point during their lives.
- Women more prone to posture and back problems because of toting heavy purses, going through pregnancy, or giving one-hip rides to kids
- Calcium is key for strong bones
- Vitamin K helps calcium deposit in the bones, making them denser.
- Vitamin K found in broccoli, spinach, and other dark leafy greens.
- The stronger your bones, the stronger your whole body—and the lower your chances of an injury that could cause back pain.
- If purse or briefcase tips the scales at more than 10% of your weight, it’s too heavy to carry.
- Carry a right model purse with a long strap that lets you position it across your chest like a messenger bag.
- Can’t part with your shorter-strapped purse? Switch shoulders every 20 minutes.
- While sleeping a harder bed may not be better for your back
- People who sleep on softer beds report less lower-back pain than those who sleep on harder ones
- Pillows – Yours shouldn’t raise your head out of alignment with your spine.
- Pillows – If you’re a back sleeper, your chin shouldn’t press into your chest.
- Pillows – If you’re a side sleeper, it shouldn’t curve up toward your shoulder.
- Tighten your abs as having strong core muscles can help protect your back from injury
- Sitting at a desk for eight (or more) hours a day can really do harm on your back
- Aim for good posture – sit with your back against your chair both feet flat on the floor
- Try using a stability ball as your desk chair