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Prevent Back Pain

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The Basics

The best way to prevent back pain is to keep your back muscles strong. Do back strengthening and stretching exercises at least 2 or 3 times a week.

Protect your back by sitting and standing up straight. Avoid heavy lifting. If you do lift something heavy, bend your legs and keep your back straight.

If you are overweight, losing weight can put less strain on your back.

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Start Today: Small Steps
  • Sit up straight with your back against the chair and your feet flat on the floor.
  • Try these back strengthening and stretching exercises.
  • If you drive long distances, put a pillow or rolled-up towel behind the small of your back.

Learn how to get active and watch your weight to help prevent back pain. Find out how you can lower your risk of osteoporosis.

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