Tel. 01344 874202

8 Hermitage Parade
High Street, Ascot
Berkshire SL5 7HE

10 Tips for a healthy back


Exercise your back regularly. Walking, swimming (especially backstroke) and using exercise bikes are all excellent ways to strengthen your back muscles.


When lifting, always bend your knees and your hips, not your back.


Never twist and bend at the same time.


Always lift and carry objects close to your body.


Try to carry loads in a rucksack and avoid sling bags, or wearing a rucksack like a sling bag.


Maintain a good posture. Avoid slumping in your chair, hunching over a desk or walking with your shoulders hunched.


Use a chair with a back rest. Sit with your feet flat on the floor or on a footrest. Change how you sit every few minutes.


Quit smoking. It is thought that smoking reduces the blood supply to the discs between the vertebrae and this may lead to degeneration of these discs.


Lose as much excess weight as possible.


Choose a mattress suited to your height, weight, age and sleeping position.

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Ascot Chiropractic Clinic

8 Hermitage Parade, High Street, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7HE
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Ascot Chiropractic Clinic is the trading name of Ascot Chiropractic Limited
Company No. 8908626  Reg. Office: 5a Frascati Way, Maidenhead, Berkshire. SL6 4UY UK