A weak back can trigger chronic pain and reduce your quality of life. Fortunately, there are several practical ways to strengthen your back muscles.
- Maintain good posture. Never underestimate the importance of good posture. Slouching at your desk puts pressure on your spine, which can trigger ongoing back problems. Whether you’re sitting or standing, keep your back straight, your shoulders squared and your chin up.
- Get active. A little exercise everyday can go a long way. You’ll increase your energy level, improve your mood, plus strengthen your muscles and experience fewer aches. Start slow and exercise a minimum of 20 to 30 minutes every day. Exercises can include walking, biking, swimming, aerobics or playing sports.
- Go outdoors. Sunlight increases your exposure of vitamin D, and this vitamin can strengthen your bones and reduce muscle pain.
- See a chiropractor. Don’t rely on medication to solve your neck pain, low back pain, and other muscle aches. Make chiropractic visits a routine to maintain your back health.