Five practical tips to prevent back pain
According to the European Health Survey, one in four people suffers from back pain associated with lower back or cervical discomfort.
Here are five practical tips that you can put into practice to prevent it
1. Regular exercise
Exercising regularly is a good way to avoid back pain and the build-up of tension in your muscles. The practice of any sports activity and the regular movement of the muscles helps them to be active and strengthened, which prevents aches and pains.
2. Pay attention to your postures
It is not only the computer that is to blame for back and spine discomfort and pain. Sometimes we walk or run carrying the weight of the shoulders forward. An upright and adequate posture will avoid many back pain.
For those of us who spend a lot of time in front of the computer or simply sitting (for example in front of the wheel) it is important to monitor the position of our back and take active breaks to stretch and relax the back muscles.
3. Watch overweight
People who are overweight experience greater strain on their muscles and are at higher risk of back pain.
Activities such as walking, doing gymnastics or swimming on the back, strengthen your muscles and help you control weight.
Additional tip: after training do not forget to always stretch your muscles in a slow and controlled way.
4. Take care of your back while you sleep
Remember that we normally spend about a third of our lives on our bed sleeping.
For this reason, the mattress on which we rest must be of the highest quality and always in good condition and not be too soft nor too hard.
Go to your trusted physical therapist frequently and not only when the pain is severe or sudden.
Back pain is usually of muscular origin, physiotherapy can help us relax the area and prevent aggravated injuries over time.
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