15 Everyday Habits That Are Seriously Damaging the Spine – Reader’s Digest

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Health benefits from exercise are weight bearing helps bone density and core exercise benefits the muscles in the back. Cycling and spin classes can damage back and neck. Smoking affects bone density and disc degeneration. If people are over 50, they need 1200 mg of calcium daily. Yoga can improve their posture and help with back pain. Vitamin D is life saving for bones. People need 15 minutes of morning sunlight each day. Their Smart Phone can cause Tech Neck from leaning over. When working, talk short walk breaks. Caffeine has been proved to decrease calcium absorption and steroids weaken bones. Heavy backpacks and handbags puts stress on the back and spine. Heavy necklaces and high heels can cause neck, back and shoulder pain.

Key Takeaways:

  • Some exercise, like cycling or spin classes may worsen back pain
  • In addition to everything else smoking can also damage the spine
  • poor posture can cause the spine to compress which causes pain, we can fight this by standing upright

“The spine is the most complex joint in the body—yet we don’t give it much thought until it starts complaining.”

Read more: https://www.rd.com/health/conditions/habits-damaging-spine-back-pain/