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Healthy Everyday Movements

Besides doing exercises, you can also help prevent pain by generally being more aware of your body movements:

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Keep a healthy weight: This helps you avoid compressing and loading the intervertebral discs of the spine and helps prevent bad posture.

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Try not to sit around: Chairs are a common cause of muscle tension. Get up and move for a few minutes whilst rotating your shoulders and neck.

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Move more: Walk more by, take the stairs rather than the lift, stand on one leg at meetings, or cycle to work increase your daily exercise.

Warm up and cool down: Before exercise, warm up to avoid injuries. After exercising, cool down by stretching to relieve tight muscles.

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Avoid repetitive motion sequences: Prolonged, repetitive movements, and working without changing position can quickly lead to muscle tension and back pain.

Try to avoid circular hand motions: Avoiding circular motions in your hand joints can help to prevent arthritis.