1. Sit up straight.
Develop the habit of good posture. It makes a world of difference in the way your back feels.
2. Eat your vegetables.. DRINK WATER.
A good diet is important to your overall health-all those nutrients help your body repair itself. And, you want to keep your weight down. Carrying extra weight puts extra strain on the back.
3. Turn off the TV.
Get up and move. Go for a walk. Add exercise to your regular routine. And when you have to sit for long periods, stretch regularly.
4. Put that down.
Don’t lift things that are too heavy for you. (And if you have to, you know what they say-lift with your legs, not your back.) Don’t carry around a backpack stuffed full of books (especially not on one shoulder) or a heavy bag if you can avoid it. The key is to minimize. Only take what you really need.
5. Go to sleep.
Sleep is essential for your well-being. Just don’t sleep on your stomach, which can strain the muscles in your neck and back. Practice sleeping on your side or back.
“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.”
Visit these Natural & Organic Health Food Stores in our area:
THE MUSTARD SEED located on Arsenal Street in Watertown mustardseednaturalmarket.com