5 Things You’re Doing That Are Bad For Your Back

Health & Fitnessby Mashum Mollah29 July 2019

Back

Back problems are no one’s idea of a fun time.  When your back hurts, your entire life can be affected, from your social life to your productivity at work.

In some cases, your activities or lifestyle is the cause, and you may not even realize it.  When we are younger, we often ignore some of the signs that are back is giving us. Faulty lifestyles and the arrogance of youth do not let us concentrate or focus on our health. Years later, when the damage has already been done, we cry over why we could not take better take off our body when we were younger.

Take a look at some of the things you may be doing, which are making your back pain even worse.

Not Resting After An Injury:

When you suffer an injury, you may be anxious to get back to work and moving again.  However, when you suffer muscle strain, it’s essential to rest for as long as possible.  Moving around or twisting your back may make the problem worse.

Even though you may have a busy lifestyle and are anxious to keep things moving, it’s imperative that you rest to prevent your condition from worsening. Resting helps muscle tissues to recover according to their natural processes. Whenever there is an injury or strain, the body starts its defense mechanism against it. However, you need to rest to give the body some time get back to the rebuilding stage.

Practicing Poor Posture:

Most people don’t realize how bad their posture is.  Slouching or overextending your spine over the years can lead to a multitude of problems.

Over time, your back will suffer for it, and you’ll wish you would have followed your grandmother’s advice to “sit up straight!”

Inactive Lifestyle:

Today’s modern lifestyle is less active than our ancestors.  Our bodies weren’t meant to sit on a couch and eat potato chips 60% of our lives.

Make sure that you’re keeping your body active so that your spine is in good health.  In addition to exercise, you should also be stretching as much as possible.

Wearing Heels:

We get it, those heels you bought look fantastic with your new dress, and you love looking taller.  However, heels aren’t doing your back any favors.  Not only are they uncomfortable, but they lead to an imbalance in your spine.

The higher that your high heels are, the more that your back will be affected.  You’re better off only wearing them on special occasions.

Sitting Too Long:

As many as 80% of people in the United States claim they have a job that requires them to sit for a large portion of the day.  In addition to sitting at a desk, many people have long commutes in their car as well.

Sitting for too long leads to poor blood circulation and chronic back pain.

When it comes to back pain, a lot of people let it slide and accept it as a way of life.  However, back pain doesn’t have to control you.  By eliminating the most common reasons you may be suffering from it, you can hopefully improve your back’s health.

By practicing better habits and staying aware of how your body feels, you will be on the road to recovery in no time.

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Mashum Mollah

Mashum Mollah is an entrepreneur, founder and CEO at Viacon, a digital marketing agency that drive visibility, engagement, and proven results. He blogs at thedailynotes.com/.

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