Nine ways to keep your back healthy

While your back is a complex system of bones, nerves, discs, muscles and other tissues, keeping it healthy is actually pretty simple. The video below from the North American Spine Society outlines nine great ways you can keep your back healthy.

  1. Get regular exercise
  2. Do not smoke
  3. Maintain a healthy body weight
  4. Keep your core strong
  5. User proper body mechanics
  6. Maintain good posture
  7. Reduce stress
  8. Keep healthy, strong bones
  9. Do not try to be a weekend warrior