Some people think that back pain is just part of growing older. They think that is just unavoidable and that everyone is just destined to develop pinched nerves, bulging discs, and sciatica as part of the aging process. But I don’t believe this is the case. There are actually small habits and lifestyle choices that people make that result in these back problems. Here are 3 of them:
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1. Sedentary lifestyle or Sitting Job
This probably isn’t going to shock you, but if you spend your life sitting, then don’t be surprised if you get back pain. Sure, maybe you’ve got a job where you have to sit at a desk for eight hours a day. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get up and stretch or walk over to the water cooler every once in a while.
Plus, what do you do when you’re not working? For most people these days, you probably sit in your car and go home where you sit in front of the television for several more hours. Sure your job may not be helping your back, but what you do when you’re off the clock probably isn’t helping either. Take some time to get some exercise. Try biking to work if you live close enough or try working out or playing a sport in your free time.