Any tips on easing an aching back?

 

Aching backs are one of the most common complaints in the health profession. It's important to develop healthy back habits whether you're sitting at a desk or cleaning the house. All of these activities can contribute to back pain or even injury. At Midnight Velvet, we will never claim to be medical professionals, but we have found a few pieces of advice that make sense to us:

At a desk, it's important to sit back in your chair and keep you head and hips aligned. Sit close to your desk or workstation so you don't need to hunch or bend forward. Also, try to maintain a horizontal line from your elbows to your fingertips and keep your computer screen at a comfortable level.

Cleaning house can be tough on your back whether you clean every day, weekly or only when necessary. Use a chair or small ladder to avoid stretching your arms and putting pressure on your back when cleaning areas above your head. And when you need to move heavy items, use your arms and legs—not your back. Pull in your stomach and keep your back straight.

Of course, it's always a good idea to stand up straight and "reach for the sky". A long, relaxing stretch and deep, soothing breaths will feel good anytime

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Any tips on easing an aching back?

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