Taking pressure off your back by following these simple steps:
While standing to perform ordinary tasks like chopping vegetables or folding laundry, keep one foot on a small stool.
When sitting, bend your hips and knees at a 90 degree angle. Sit with your feet comfortably on the floor. If your feet don't reach the floor, put a book or a small stool under them.
Don't remain sitting or standing in the same position for too long. Stretch, shift your position, or take a short walk when you can. Too much sitting can tighten the hip flexor muscles, which in turn tilts the pelvis forward and can lead over time to low back pain, as it pinches the lower back.
Choose an office chair that offers good back support (preferably with an adjustable backrest, lumbar support, armrests, and wheels), and set up your work space so you don't have to do a lot of twisting.
These are all great tips in preventing back pain, but remember exercise is one remedy that's indispensable for a healthy back.
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