Millions of Americans and people around the world suffer from back pain for various reasons. And though it’s well-known that this is a common issue, it can be refreshing to hear personal stories of struggle and, ideally, eventual success in overcoming it.
This MindBodyGreen essay comes from a chef who first threw out her back putting on pants and for years spent a lot of money searching our alternative solutions for the resulting chronic pain. What truly ended up working for her was changing certain lifestyle behaviors.
First, she points out that people should not sit for longer than 45 minutes at a time or else the brain signals the muscles to remember that contracted position. Second is to invest in quality, ergonomic desks and chairs for work. Next are to strengthen the pelvic floor and sleep on your back. Then, she recommends wearing supportive shoes, moving with softened knees, and reducing stress.
Read the full article here: Improve Your Posture & End Back Pain With These 7 Lifestyle Changes