One of the main reasons your back may hurt is sitting too much. Just getting up and moving can often help your spine. Walking is great therapy, both for back pain, but also mentally as well.
The 3 main causes of back pain are:
1. Not stretching and not doing core exercises.
2. Sitting too much.
3. Lifting improperly.
Getting up and moving around every 30 minutes at work, or when otherwise sitting for long periods, will alleviate and prevent back pain in most cases.
I recently released a new e-book: “20 Minutes to a Better Back and a Stronger Core”, which you can get on my website. These exercises can be used to create a strong core and eliminate most pain. But getting up and walking or standing is excellent as well.
One of the best books on the destruction caused by sitting is: Deskbound, Standing up to a Seated World, by Kelley Starrett. Starrett makes many excellent recommendations in the book, one of which is that we should perform a few minutes of stretching exercises every day to counteract the detrimental effects of sitting. To keep it simple:
1)Get up and move around every half hour
2)Stretch a few minutes every day to counteract the effects of sitting.
One of my favorite stretches to counteract sitting is the 90-degree Hip Stretch, which can also be performed on a tabletop:
For more information or to purchase the full program click here: