How to prevent low back pain

A healthy lifestyle is one crucial element in the prevention of low back pain – healthy eating, regular physical activity and effective stress management are just some of the important components.

Sitting for a long time without getting up regularly is considered the 'new smoking'. Get up every 20 minutes and do a few stretches, walk to the staff room or to the toilet.

Lifting is another key prevention factor – don't try to pick up things that are too heavy (rather ask for help) and never lift things by bending over at the waist and lifting – squat to get your arms around the object and use the power of your thigh muscles to lift.

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