Back chat: how to keep your back strong
Keep your back strong with these techniques.
Don’t overload yourself with bags. Instead balance the load evenly in both hands.
When at work:
Make sure that your desk height, computer set-up and lighting are all adjusted to create a more comfortable working environment.
If you’ve been given back exercises by your doctor or physiotherapist, do them each day, but don’t over-exercise. Don’t be too prescriptive with your exercises and learn to ‘listen’ to your back.
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