Friday, January 27, 2012

14 Surprising Everyday Habits That Might be The Cause of Back Pains

Do you get sick and tired of your back pain when all else fail? Just can’t find the answer to your back pain problem? You like me, have the same problem I been suffering from back pain for years, its come and go.

Today might be ours lucky day, I came across this article called Worst Habits That Hurt Your Back, that give us 14 surprising everyday habits that might be the cause of the aches and pains. If we know the root cause, we will have a better chance of preventing the aches and pains.

Here are the 14 surprising everyday habits that might be the cause of the aches and pains:

1. You’re Chained to Your Desk
Sitting puts 40% more pressure on your spine than standing, and sitting in an improper posture can lead your back to suffer.

2. You Have a Long Commute
Like sitting at your desk, hunching over a steering wheel for long period can tighten chest muscles and cause your shoulders to round.

3. You’ve Been Ditching the Gym
Getting fit again to alleviate aches and pains to fix back pain faster will cause delay in healing or even make condition worse.

4. You Don’t Do Yoga
Yoga helps improve circulation and lowering stress and promotes back pain recovery.

5. You’re Addicted to Crunches
Study show Sit-ups and crunches may actually cause more back pain than they prevent back pain.

6. You’re Not the Healthiest Eater
Research shows that eating habits that are good for your heart, weight, and blood sugar are also good for your back. Likewise, people who eat unhealthy suffered from back pain were more likely to have clogged arteries to the spine.

7. You Carry Your Entire Life in Your Purse
Carrying heavy bag can imbalanced your shoulders and may cause back damage that’s comparable to a sports injury. When you tote a heavy bad every day it can cause back muscles to ache over time.

8. Your Mattress Is from Another Decade
Having old and beat up mattress that lose soft cushion can cause a back pain. Study show that most people who switched to new bedding after 5 years slept significantly better and had less back pain.

9. Your Bike Isn't Adjusted Quite Right
Unadjusted equipment can lead to back pain, study show that anywhere from 30 to 70% of bike riders experience some form of back pain due to in proper equipment.

10. You Have a Thing for High Heels or Flip-flops
High Heels and Flip-flops force you to arch your back and move from side to side, , making your spinal muscles work harder making  your body weight unevenly and can cause pain.

11. You Ignore the Pain
Trying to block out pain could make it worse.

12. You Hold a Grudge
To forgive could make your aching back feel simply divine causing muscle tension, and thoughts can directly influence the strength of our pain signals.

13. You Don’t Veg Out Enough
Chronic or acute stress can directly trigger back pain. Stress body clenches up, including the muscles in your neck and back causing muscles to tighten and eventually cause major pain.

14. You Watch Too Much TV
Study show those who sat in front of TV or computer for 15 hours a week or more were 3 times as likely to have lower-back.

[For more information and tips to preventing aches and pains: visit]

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