5 Healthy Back Hacks

Relieve pain and support your back with these simple strategies.

5 Healthy Back Hacks

In a recent study, approximately one-fourth of all Americans reported having lower back pain at least once within the last three months. The sooner you pay attention to the state of your back, the more you can do to lessen or ward off back, neck, or shoulder pain. To get you back on your feet, chiropractor Dr. Steven Shoshany shared the easy ways you can protect your back before it’s too late.

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Be Mindful

Be Mindful

Posture is one of the most important things to consider when it comes to your back. Avoid rounding your back or looking down at a computer or smartphone screen continuously. If you sit in front of a computer at work all day, use wrist rests for your keyboard and mouse and adjust your chair and computer screen so that you look straight ahead and not downward. Set reminders to take regular breaks. Go for a walk outside, talk to a co-worker down the hall, refill your water bottle in the office pantry, or refuel with a snack break. If you stand for work most of the time, consider getting orthotics and arch supports for your sneakers or shoes.

Watch:3 Surprising Ways Posture Affects Your Health

Could you imagine making 4.6 billion calls in a month?

That's how many robocalls Americans received in February this year. And when your phone is ringing endlessly with scammers asking about your car's warranty, a free cruise, or even a scary warning about your insurance coverage, it can definitely seem like all the calls are going to you. So what do you do when you get one of these fake calls and how do you protect your personal information and money from cons? Here are the important steps to take.

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