close
Magazine
Advertisement
 

5 simple strategies to prevent and ease back pain

Lifestyle changes to keep your back in good condition

Five Simple Strategies to Prevent and Ease Back Pain
iStock

Life can be hard living with back pain but there is drug-free hope. 

Follow these five simple strategies to help minimise the amount of discomfort back pain can force you to endure.

Advertisement
1. Balance your diet
 1. Balance your diet
PxHere

Some foods can have anti-inflammatory effects that help ward off back pain.

Back-friendly foods include cherries, olive oil, salmon, mackerel, albacore tuna, linseed (flaxseed), walnuts, soy products, nuts, green tea and ginger.

On the other end of the diet spectrum, some foods can contribute to pain: processed foods, sunflower oil, margarine, products containing high-fructose corn syrup and foods high in saturated fat and trans fats.



Advertisement

More in HealthSmart

13 things your dreams reveal about you

13 things your dreams reveal about you

Creative? Conservative? Close to death? All can be revealed by the character of your night-time imaginings
Cooking for Chemo

New free cookbook aims to help those battling cancer

Australia’s Leukemia Foundation has worked with qualified dietitians and celebrity chefs to produce a range of easy, tasty and nutritious recipes for blood cancer patients.

13 things you need to know about anger

13 things you need to know about anger

Sick of having your anger control you?
17 steps to lower blood pressure

17 steps to lower blood pressure

High blood pressure damages your blood vessels, heart and eyes while also increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke, dementia and kidney disease. The following tips will help to lower high blood pressure, or keep it from rising if it's at a healthy level.
7 healthy foods that really aren’t

7 healthy foods that really aren’t

Think you’re eating healthy when you down that bowl of salad with honey mustard dressing and munch on veggie chips? Think again

Advertisement