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Lose some weight
Stretch more! The free Six Minute Back Pain Relief app is a great place to start as it’s packed with simple and effective stretches. Book an appointment with your GP too – you’ll need to up your exercise regimen to lose weight, but speak to an expert first to see what precautions they would recommend to protect your spine and joints.
Work on your posture
Start moving! “Change postures often and never do the same thing repetitively,” tells Dr Sher. “Sitting loads the discs in your back significantly more than standing, so get up at least twice every hour and move about, doing some gentle stretches.”
Take up yoga
Download the yin yoga app, $9.99. Suitable for beginners and seasoned yogis, yin yoga is a slow-paced style that’s great for improving flexibility, strengthening your core and back muscles, and boosting your mental wellbeing.