You've probably experienced having every muscle in your back feel tense and painful. The thing is, your office chair may not be the only culprit:. Your unconscious habits and overall lifestyle may be the real reason behind the discomfort. Here are some possible reasons:

1. You don’t have good sitting posture.

Do you find yourself slouching and leaning forward too much when you’re doing computer work? Chances are, your work area isn’t arranged in a way that is fully ergonomic and comfortable for you. Make sure that your back is well supported and that your monitor is around two to three inches above eye level to avoid straining your neck.

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2. You don’t strengthen your core.
Exercising regularly is great, but remembering to develop your core is a must if you want to avoid back pains. Strengthening your muscles can help them keep you upright better. “A lot of backpain is due to postural alignment problems,” notes certified neuromuscular therapist Michael Kelly. “If you catch it soon enough and correct the problem with exercise and strengthening, you can avoid future pain.



3. You wear high heels for long periods.
Scientists have long warned about the negative effects of wearing high heels too often for long periods. According to a study published in Arthritis Care & Research, women who wear constricting and unsupportive footwear are more likely to suffer foot pain a few years later. Footwear that don't support your weight properly can cause your body to compensate to keep your balance, which can result in back and joint pains.

If you really must wear heels, do so only for short periods, and try different hacks that will make the experience more comfortable.




4. You’re overweight.
Relieving chronic back pain is one good motivation to lose weight. Excess weight can put major strain on your muscles and joints, and cause discomfort. If you gained a few pounds and you notice that you’re developing aches more often, then it may be time to start eating better and exercising more.



WebMD Sources:
Back Pain: What Causes It?
Ease Back Pain With Core Strength Training
High Heels Today, Foot Pain Tomorrow
Does Obesity Cause Pain?

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